Basics of Proper Mulching

  • Ensure that drainage around area to be mulched is proper and that you will not create a drainage issue once the mulch is in place.
  • For flower gardens, apply mulch in a 2-4 inch layer to create a nice uniform blanket over the bed in order to maximize the benefit of the mulch.
  • For trees, it is preferable to mulch area as wide as the tree drip. Place mulch in a 2-4 inch layer and keep away from the tree trunk or stems so the trunk is fully exposed.
  • For borders (no plants or trees) you can use filter fabric under the mulch or place a thicker layer (6inches) of mulch. This would reduce the maintenance and would keep your yard beautiful for a longer period of type.