Adding bark and mulch to your garden

Adding bark and mulch to your garden

What about you YouTube! – Robbie from Premier Lawns here.
Today we’re doing a little autumn job we’re gonna be putting this mulch out
into the beds around Let’s talk why we should be using mulch.
This is a beginner’s guide to mulching. Now, mulching is one of those jobs
that can be done at almost any time of the year but I like to do it during late autumn
and winter months. Here’s why. It’s easier and more efficient to apply it when the plants are dormant. Mulch protects the roots of perennial plants
from frost, suppresses annual weed seeds, helps aerate the soil, provides over
wintering habitat for essential worms and othet animals that help improve your
soil. Gradually add nutrients into the
soil whenever it starts to break down. It looks neater and more attractive
especially in the winter whenever the gardens bare and helps prepare the soil
for a dry spring or summer and lastly it helps spread the gardening workload
throughout the year. In the spring and in the summer
we’re just flat out doin’ lawns lawns lawns s and I find late autumn time and
early winter is a really good time to just get in there and get the beds tidy
and look after that side of things for customers where I tend to use the most mulch,
is in and around the bases of trees and the likes of this here and shrub
beds and perennial beds and borders and in underneath hedges is also really
good. So just talk a little bit about this little area here it was originally all
stones you see there but the stones is mixed with soil and debris and over time
it’s just the stones have really degraded down so we’ve had a chat to the client
and we talked about what we were gonna do with it. We could have scraped all the soil off it,
and all the stones off it, then restoned it out but we thought it was
just easier to bark over it. So that’s what we’re gonna do
I think the key benefit or one of the main benefits to using mulch is it
keeps places nice clean and tidy I think that’s how the majority of people
see mulched areas, but there’s a load of other benefits that are really good and
I’m going to talk about them just now. Mulch is brilliant for weed control.
Now weed seeds are difficult to avoid even at the best of times. They get blown in
from the wind and they’re dropped by birds, here and there and most of them are the type of
plant species that need light for their seeds to germinate. Mulch provided we
put it down thick enough blocks the sunlight from any seeds on the
surface which in turn means that they won’t grow and turn into weeds. It doesn’t
work for every plant species but it really will help reduce weeding by a
fair bit. Mulch is fantastic as well as it encourages worms and guys you know
what worms do to help with soil aerating They do the same job as what you’ll do with your
garden fork, break up the soil structure or whenever I go out with my
lawn aerator to help aerate the soil so whenever you put the mulch down
you’re feeding the surface whenever you feed the surface then
that’s whenever you get benefit from the worms and the beetles coming in and
helping you break down all that debris that’s on the surface and aerate from there on . Fantastic.. My top tips for mulching your beds. Working from the back
of the borders to the front apply a five to eight centimetre deep layer of mulch Be careful not to mulch right up to existing plants. Always leave a three to
four centimetre gap around tree trunks stems and crowns of herbaceous plants.
That little bit of ventilation is always vitally important. Make the mulch as deep as you can, it needs to block out all the light from the annual weed seed and
just like your loft insulation the thicker it is the more good that it’ll do. Each year, some of the mulch will be pulled down into the soil. It’s a good idea to always add a little bit extra on the top
to keep those benefits working for you. If you’re enjoying this video if you could give me a
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like this. I know that all the regulars that watch
my channel will all be asking me what’s the difference in these two wheelbarrows?
well the main difference is actually about a hundred pounds. I’ll put a link
down in description where you can buy one.They’re actually about a hundred and
fifty pounds to buy whereas a normal wheelbarrow is, what, forty to fifty.
Either designed for landscapers and builders built like an absolute tank
compared to a normal wheelbarrow. The reinforced plastic plastic tires there’s
nowhere on them for rust. A complete overkill for what I do, but a good investment long time. I have left this one sitting outside for
the last two years and there’s not a spot of rust on it. So again guys thanks very
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  1. Make sure you check out my blog on this for much more in-depth information on why you should use mulch –

  2. normally buy 1 tones bags of mulch , your mulch looks a lot finer,what grade and type of mulch is it , and were do you general buy it , builders merchants or from some were else . love the the videos and tips thank you Robbie

  3. That's a nice load to be fair to you…All the camera angles make for good viewing well done good job keep its rolling

  4. Robbie on a different subject

    What would you recommend the amount of iron and seaweed in mls would you recommend to mix with 10 litres of water in back pack sprayer to treat moss in a lawn

    Or if one just wanted to green up lawn with

    iron in mls would you again mix with 10 litres of water

  5. Thank you Robbie for your quick reply the seaweed I purchased is called sea nymphs liquid seaweed lawn feed and moss
    It states to dilute 50 mls in 9 litres of water
    Apply to an area 5 sq.mts

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