Preparing your garden for the cooler Autumn & Winter months is an essential step that will ensure your garden is alive and healthy leading into Spring.

Mulching is a great option to protect and prepare your garden, and will mean you’re in a better position to kickstart new growth come Spring.

Some reasons to think about Mulching for Autumn include:

1). PROTECTION FROM THE WEATHER
A good layer of mulch will insulate the soil below, including any tree and plant roots. The insulation will provide a layer of warm air flow and ensure frost can’t damage your plants.

2). LOOKING AFTER YOUR CREEPY CRAWLERS
Earthworms and other small organisms are great for the health of our gardens. They need warmth, shelter and food to do the job they are supposed to do. Giving them an extra layer of insulation will ensure they can keep working throughout the winter and help prepare your soil for you. Additionally, mulch provides a much-needed food source during the otherwise fruitless months.

3). SUPPRESS WEED GROWTH
Minimise the amount of time you need to spend gardening and weeding during winter! A good mulch layer will suppress weed growth and save your hours in preparing your garden for spring.

4). PROTECT BARE SOIL FROM EROSION
Autumn and winter months can be very long, cold and wet. Most garden lovers know that high rainfall can cause erosion, especially in more difficult terrain like steep banks. Mulch is the perfect way to protect against erosion as it mats together and keeps everything in its place, even in stormy conditions.

5). IMPROVING SOIL STRUCTURE
Autumn is a great time to prepare your soil for spring. Mulch breaks down and releases many nutrients that get absorbed into your soil. This will improve soil structure and fertility for your coming gardening season.

Goodwood Garden Mulches are made using 100% recycled, untreated timber so are an environmentally friendly option for your garden. Sustainably produced, we offer a range of products including Black, Natural and Bark Mulches. Give us a call on 0508 4 GOODWOOD (0508 446 639) if you’re looking to place a bulk order, or look up a local supplier here.