How To Mulch

Proper Preparation Will Ensure The Best ResultsProper Preparation Will Ensure The Best Results

Beautifying your garden is easy.  Just follow these simple steps:

Spray Beds for Weeds:  One to two weeks before mulching

Unload Mulch:  Unload mulch (empty bags, if using) and store it on grass or bare earth while preparing beds. If storing on concrete or finished surfaces, place bulk mulch on tarp(s) to prevent any discolouring.

Clean Out Beds: Loosen any old, compacted mulch with a rake (or remove if desired); clear out any leaves, twigs, etc.

Spread Mulch:  Spread the mulch over the existing loosened mulch or bare ground. Make sure the coloured mulch is spread evenly and to a depth of 5 to 10 cms. It should slope away from structures for proper water runoff.

Avoid H2O:  When applying mulch, allow it to dry, avoiding exposure to sprinklers or rain for an initial 24 to 48 hours; if it does rain prior to the mulch drying, rake the surface of the bed to even out the colour intensity.

Rinse Tools When Completed:  This helps prevent discolouring.

Clean Off Pavement (if necessary):  If the colourant gets on pavement or other finished surfaces, simply use a pressure washer to remove it.

Maintenance:  After a few weeks, check the mulch for compaction; if needed, use a rake to loosen mulch. A couple of centimetres of fresh mulch should be applied annually to brighten your landscape for the coming season.