Mulching is an important step to protect the soil and plants' roots from damage. If you mulch incorrectly, you can prevent nutrients from reaching the soil.
You can either use organic or inorganic mulch in your garden. Inorganic mulch is excellent for controlling pests and weeds. It can also help add a decorative pop to your landscape.
Calculate The Amount Needed
For the most part, you should try to avoid applying mulch in layers thicker than 3 inches. Applying mulch in thicker layers can prevent water from reaching the soil underneath.
PREPARE THE AREA
You'll need to clear the area of any debris before putting mulch down. If possible, kill any weeds with a chemical killer two weeks before laying mulch. You can also pull weeds by hand.
If you have any seeds to sow or plants to transplant, you should do it before you mulch. Doing it before will help you to avoid getting any mulch into the hole you dig for the plants.
There are a couple of different ways to spread mulch around your garden. First, you can spread it around by hand. This way gives you slightly less control, and it may be harder to control how thick you layer the mulch.