April is the ideal time to mulch with organic compost as the soil is moist and accessible, and there are some spots that will benefit more than others.
Applying compost is easy – simply lay 5cm of your chosen mulch onto the bed or around key plants without smothering or damaging the lower stems. This will lock moisture into the soil while acting as a physical barrier, blocking out drying winds and direct sun. Organic mulches also contain nutrients in varying degrees, acting as slow-release plant food, and help to improve soil structure, making it more moisture retentive, free-draining and fertile.
Discover four spots to apply mulch with organic compost, to smother weeds and feed plants, below.