RED WOOD CHIPS
RECOMMENDATIONS when using mulch:
- leave 100mm away from base of plant as not to “suffocate” plant and cause stem rot.
- a thicker layer of mulch will last longer, retain moisture longer and suppress weeds better.
- a light water after laying will help settle mulch.
- to “freshen” look of mulch and also help with moisture penetration lightly turn top layer every few months.
- well composted mulches that contain manure reduce nitrogen draw down.