Maintaining a healthy and visually appealing garden requires more than just watering and pruning. One essential practice that many gardeners overlook is mulching. Mulching involves spreading organic or inorganic materials over the soil surrounding plants to shield them from harsh weather conditions, provide nutrients, and prevent weed growth. While some gardeners opt to pick their mulch materials from the store, mulch delivery services have become increasingly popular for their convenience and affordability.
I am a teacher at a special school. It is a rewarding job, and sometimes I think that the students are teaching me! Last year, I began a garden project and it has literally grown beyond my wildest dreams. I don't have a green thumb, so most of the time I depend on my students and garden centres for advice. From preparing the earth to using such additives as blood and bone to enrich the soil naturally, I have become quite the backyard farmer! The students and I now sell produce at a local market. Of course, I do make some mistakes along the way. Carrots are most definitely not a summer vegetable! This blog is designed to highlight the best techniques and products I discover in this journey towards the perfect garden. I hope that amateur and professional gardeners alike find something of interest. Enjoy your day.