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Spreading mulch.

During the winter months, you need to change your approach to gardening to make sure that your outdoor area withstands the harsh winter weather, you need to maintain your garden with great care, and one of the ways you can do this is by spreading mulch.

One thing that you certainly need to do is mulch throughout the colder season. A lot of people assume that there is no need to, yet there are many benefits associated with you need to maintain your garden with great care, and one of the ways you can do this is by spreading mulch, which we will explain in more detail below.

What is mulch?

Mulch are sheets or loose coverings of material that are placed on the surface of the soil. You can typically apply mulch to the bare soil or to cover the compost’s surface in containers. It is up to you.

There are lots of different types of mulch as well, including grass clippings, newspaper, cardboard, black plastic, wood chip, chipped bark, horse manure, and garden compost.

What are the benefits of mulching during the winter period?

There are many benefits that you can expect from mulching during the winter period. This includes all of the following:

● Mulching helps to make sure that your soil is prepared for a dry spring or summer

● Mulching looks more attractive and neater in a winter garden when compared with bare soil

● You will gradually add much-needed nutrients to the soil to boost the health of your garden

● Mulch will provide overwintering habitat for essential minibeasts

● You are also going to be helping to aerate the soil

● Mulch will suppress annual weed seeds

● You will be able to protect the roots of perennial plants from frost

● It is also a lot easier for mulch to be applied efficiently when plants are dormant

● Spread the gardening workload throughout the year

Where should mulch be used?

There are many benefits associated with using mulch during the winter period. However, you need to make sure that you are using mulch in the right areas. This includes around soft fruits, overwintering vegetable beds, hedges, shrubberies, perennial beds and borders, and around the base of trees.

What can you use for mulching your garden in the winter?

Any insulating and loose material can be used for mulching your garden. Keep in mind that you are going to need to get rid of mulch during the spring or at least be able to rake it aside.

So, select a material that is going to be easy for you to handle. Shredded leaves, pine needles, straw, and shredded mulch are all great choices.

Final words on using mulch during the winter period

As you can see, there are many benefits that are associated with mulching during the winter months. A little bit of care during the colder period can go a very long way. From protecting your plant roots to ensuring your garden is ready for the spring, mulching is a must!

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