Best time to mulch

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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

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