“So, basically, these types of mulch are ones we can get ourselves from mowing and raking, right?” Aaron asks. “Seems like it,” Denise responds. “Let’s see how we can use them.”
Leaf mulch is great for garden beds as well as around trees and shrubs. It’s wonderful for improving the soil because it has healthy minerals, can act as insulation, and can feed worms and beneficial microbes.
Spread thin layers of grass clippings on vegetable and perennial plant beds. It also provides nutrients to the plants and soil as it breaks down. But, be careful not to apply in thick layers, or else the material will mat and hurt your plants.
“But you’ll want to avoid the grass that comes from lawns with herbicides or insecticides,” Denise ends. “Want to put the grass clippings as a solid maybe and the leaves as a fall staple?” Aaron looks at her with a smile, “I love the way you think, hon.”
The couple moves on to the next mulch type.