Learning how to keep mulch in place is key to a well-kept garden. Weather like rain and wind – or even just foot traffic – can cause mulch to drift and slide away from garden beds. Fortunately there are some simple ways to keep landscaping mulch in place and keep up that curb appeal in the process!
Here are the top five keys to keeping mulch in place in the garden:
- Choose a fine-textured organic mulch like compost, shredded tree trimmings, or pine straw mulch.
- Skip underlays like landscape fabric and plastic sheeting.
- Terrace slopes or choose a living mulch groundcover for sloped areas
- Edge the garden with perimeter plants, a trench, or a hardscaped edging material.
- Place the mulch in thin layers rather than dumping it all at once.
- Plant a low-growing groundcover plant to help hold the mulch in place.
Read on to learn how to keep garden mulch in place and prevent it from drifting onto the lawn, driveway, or walkways.