'Tis the season for Mulching


While the best time of year to mulch is Autumn or Spring, If you did not get the chance to mulch in the lead-up to Summer, better to do it now than to not have mulch in your garden beds.

Benefits of Mulching

Mulching is an essential element of a water-efficient garden.

Mulching your garden can have many benefits, including:

Moisture retention:

  • Mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil, which is especially important in dry or hot climates.
  • This can help reduce the watering frequency, saving you time and money.

Weeds prevention:

  • Mulch can help prevent weeds from germinating and growing in your garden by blocking the sunlight they need to thrive.

Soil temperature regulation:

  • Mulch helps regulate soil temperature by insulating it and protecting it from extreme temperatures.
  • This can help to improve the health and growth of your plants.

Soil structure improvement:

  • Mulch can improve the structure of your soil by adding organic matter as it breaks down over time.
  • This can help to improve the drainage and fertility of your soil.


  • Mulch can also add a finished, polished look to your garden and can help to define the boundaries of your planting beds.

Overall, mulching your garden can help to improve the health and appearance of your plants and make your gardening tasks easier and more efficient.

What about heavy rain?

But, do we hear you ask... what about rain ... heavy rain like we have had?

it is generally still a good idea to mulch your garden even if it is raining or going to.

In fact, mulching your garden can help to protect your plants from heavy rain by helping to reduce erosion and keep the soil in place.

However, it is important to make sure that your mulch is not too thick, as this can prevent rainwater from reaching the soil and roots of your plants.

A layer of mulch that is 75 - 100mm (7.5 - 10cm or 2-4 inches) thick is generally sufficient.

If you are concerned about the appearance of your mulch after it gets wet, you can try using a mulch that is darker in colour, as it will show less discolouration when it gets wet.

Overall, mulching your garden can provide many benefits even when it is raining, as long as you use the right amount of mulch and choose a mulch that is suitable for your needs.

If you want to know more about the ideal thickness of your chosen mulch, have a chat with one of our team.

Why not check our range of Mulches to get started