You’ve spread your fresh mulch at a nice even depth of four inches around your garden, flower beds, trees, and shrubs. You step back and proudly marvel how good it all looks. Then you say to yourself, “I wish it could look this good year-round.”
For starters, we’ll tell you that mulch doesn’t need a lot of attention, but it will benefit from a bit of upkeep. Ideally, you will mulch in the spring and the fall.
- One of the first things you’re going to want to do is check the depth as it should be between two and three inches. If it’s less, add more.
- Make sure you remove weeds that poke their way through to the surface, and this is another case where you may have to add a bit more. This also helps maintain the color and fresh appearance of mulch.
- Rake your mulch a couple of times per year to prevent clumps from forming and to keep it from compacting.