Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 1 month ago

i watched a video on youtube that said that you should "turn" old mulch in a bed area before putting down a fresh layer of mulch,,,why?

it was some professoinal landscaper that said "if you have hired someone that doesn't believe that you should not turn all the old mulch in a bed area before adding the fresh layer,,,maybe you should think about getting another landscaper"....but why you should turn the old mulch? (that is quite a lot of work is it not? what is the practical purpose?)

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    Over time mulch gets compacted.  It does not allow for water to penetrate.  Sometimes mold or fungus will grow on the underside.  turning it over will expose it to air, sunlight and fresh water, all of which will kill off the growth.

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