To Mulch Or Not To Mulch?
Don’t fertilise your beds in autumn, because the nutrients can be washed away. This is traditional (and good) gardening advice, but adding a layer of compost isn’t fertilising your soil. The nutrients in well-rotted compost aren’t soluble in water. Add a layer of mulch to your garden now if it’s the most convenient time for you. Your soil will be all the better for it in spring.