Mulching Workshop

The Mulching Workshop is a hands-on workshop to help gardeners understand the need to mulch, the different types of mulch and the different techniques to apply it to the garden. The purpose of mulching is to conserve moisture in the soil and to build its quality. Not Yet Scheduled!
  • Mulching Workshop
  • 2021-02-13T17:00:00+11:00
  • 2021-02-13T18:00:00+11:00
  • The Mulching Workshop is a hands-on workshop to help gardeners understand the need to mulch, the different types of mulch and the different techniques to apply it to the garden. The purpose of mulching is to conserve moisture in the soil and to build its quality. Not Yet Scheduled!
  • What #landcare #landcare
  • When 13 Feb, 2021 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1100)
  • Where TBA
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 0418138004
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Agenda - What You Will Learn in the Mulching Workshop

  1. Why Mulch?
  2. Different types of mulch
  3. Different methods of application
  4. What other materials might be required to augment the mulch
  5. How often to mulch?
  6. The do’s and don’ts of mulching

 

Why Mulch?

Mulching performs a variety of functions in the garden:

  • Reduces moisture loss from the soil surface
  • Moderates fluctuations in the temperature of the soil to sustain plant growth:-
    • by keeping the soil cooler in summer
    • by keeping the soil warmer in winter
  • Suppresses weed growth
  • Adds nutrients to the soil when broken down, thereby improving soil structure
  • Reduces erosion, eg run-off and soil movement from garden beds
  • Reduces the amount of watering required
  • Improves the appearance of the garden.

 

Workshop Schedule and Location

  • Duration:- Two Hours
  • Location:- Private Garden, address to be advised to attendees
  • Time:- 9am – 11am
  • Timetable:-
    • 15 minutes COVID formalities and Introduction
    • 60 minutes of mulching information as per the agenda
    • 30 minutes looking at mulching done in the host garden
    • 15 minutes in small groups discussing mulching for your garden
  • Suitable clothing for a garden visit, especially a hat
  • Bring water and a snack, a piece of fruit or similar
  • Max numbers 12, so be quick!

 

Delivered by Local Experts

Cost - Community Voice Members: $0, others $30. The fee includes:-

  • the joining fee and 1st year membership of Community Voice for Hume
  • a discount on mulch
  • a discount on a soil test
  • a discount on other project services.

So it is excellent value!