Best time to mulch
When is the best time to mulch my Q
flower borders? Colin Mace, via email A The best time to mulch your flower borders is now, before the soil hardens with frost. The mulch you apply now, which should be around 4in (10cm) thick, will help to insulate roots and crown buds from penetrating frost.
Worms will incorporate whatever you are using – composted manure or wellrotted garden compost – to increase the depth of top soil and make it easier to cultivate plants and remove weeds.
Mulch now for winter protection