You can apply fall mulch just like you do in the Spring, adding enough to refresh what has broken down over the year. Many professionals prefer fall mulching for its many benefits:
•Insulates soil, providing a warm environment for the soil-food web, which improves soil quality
•Insulates plant roots. Soil may eventually freeze solid in the heart of winter or will cycle through freezing and thawing all winter long. These freeze-thaw patterns put stress on anything in the top few inches of soil, including plant roots. Mulch will moderate the temperature swings.
Shop 5 for $10 Scotts® Colorstay Mulch available in Red, Brown and Black at your local NEX until October 17.