Building a flower bed with decorative stone blocks and black mulch

The mulch layer has a natural weed control effect.

Organic mulches degrade within 2 or more years, while nutrients are released into the soil. Non-organic soil coverings such as gravel stabilize the soil temperature of the root zone and help prevent erosion. Mulching is a cheap, simple, and effective way to reduce surface evaporation caused by the sun and wind.

     The mulch layer has a natural weed control effect. Mulch provides food and shelter for insects and enhances the activity of soil-dwelling earthworms and microorganisms, which is good for plants.

Spring and summer is the most suitable period for installing mulch, but additional mulch must be replenished during the year. It is very important to remove weed and root remains before we installed the landscape fabric. Check the best landscape fabric deals here. Thoroughly surround the newly planted plants with mulch!

     Prepare the soil! Dig out any remnants of perennial weeds or roots, and water the bed before and after mulching!

     Spread the mulch on the ground, also around the base of the plants, but do not accumulate near the stem or trunk, as it can cause rot there. It is preferably used about 8 cm (3 in) thick! You can order here the dark mulch.

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