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Your garden and mulching

By Cathryn Robson on 25/04/14 in: For The Garden

It is almost the time of year where our garden would benefit greatly from some mulching....

The time of year is fast approaching where it is the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful design in your garden to see the rest of the year through. During the late spring time our garden soil and compost is at its best quality to get the most out of your plants and flowers. This is achieved by mulching, which is the process of placing a layer of bark chippings (or aggregate of your choice) over your soil to help protect and enhance your plants.

Mulching should be avoided in early spring and winter as the soil is too cold and in the summer it is too dry to achieve the best result. Here at Stones4Homes we want to tell you why mulching is a great opportunity to get the most out of your garden.

Mulching with our high quality bark chippings will save you time and effort in the long run. It does this by enriching the soil and protecting the roots of your plants meaning you can worry less about replanting and maintenance. Mulching will also supress weed growth where you have planted which means less time weeding to keep up the appearance of your garden. It really is a great way to beautify the look of your outdoor space in a way that is so easy to achieve. Bark chippings are a great choice as they keep your flower beds and borders looking neat and maintained all year round. They also add a decorative appeal to your garden which can be enhanced by adding some decorative stones around your borders.

Mulching is also a fantastic way of keeping the garden looking stunning all year round. Whether its harsh frosty mornings, or a sun soaking day, with our bark chippings laid over your soil you can still get the best out of your plants. During those hot summer days, you needn’t worry about constant watering of your plants as mulches encourage beneficial soil organisms to help improve the quality of your soil and help retain moisture during this season. This is achieved by virtue of bark chippings being a biodegradable product meaning when they gradually