Gardening is a hobby that many people enjoy doing. Whether it’s for relaxation or the ability to know exactly where your fruits and vegetables come from, having a thriving garden has so many benefits for the average homeowner! An essential part of keeping your garden healthy, thriving and weed-free is to regularly apply and switch out sources of mulch. While you can buy wood chips and other types of organic mulch from a gardening store, there are some great options right in your own backyard that won’t cost you anything! Here are just a few free mulch ideas.
- Grass Clippings- Most lawnmowers these days can mulch the grass while you cut your lawn, allowing the little clippings to decompose and fertilize your lawn. Not only is this faster than stopping to empty a bag while mowing, but it’s nice for your lawn. If your lawn is too long for mulching, bag the clippings and sprinkle them around your garden.
- Leaves- Leaves are great for mulching, especially since they are often bagged and tossed every fall. Instead of tossing them, run your leaves through the lawnmower or put them on your garden as a protective barrier.
- Compost- Composting kitchen scraps makes for an eco-friendly way to dispose of your food waste. In addition to helping save landfills from food recyclables, your garden will get a healthy dose of mulch and fertilizer.
At Yard & Nursery Depot, we have a wide variety of mulch options as well as tips and tricks for your mulch-at-home options. Stop in and see us today about your garden and lawn mulch options.