Caring for Black Mulch
Many seasoned gardeners and garden owners like to use black mulch as a way to add an edge to their gardens. However, caring for black mulch poses a challenge for many of them. There are many different ways to treat black mulch, one of them is to use charcoal as a way to help the black mulch retain its black color. It is recommended that people buy black mulch that is manufactured from tires that are nontoxic. This mulch can last somewhere 10 years or more, this lifetime makes up for the large amount of money that people pay for this mulch.
Step 1 - Decide Where to Place Mulch
Before use, people need to decide and determine which areas are lacking mulch. Mulch can be added to areas where the mulch has been wearing out. Mulch should be used in places which are not in direct contact with the rays of the sun. Exposure to the sun causes the mulch to decolorizing.
Step 2 - Water Mulch
Mulch needs to be watered down in order to remain in place. Once mulch has dried it can be easily moved by the wind. Spraying the mulch regularly with water will ensure the durability of the black mulch application.
Step 3 - Dig Terrain
Once the mulch has been watered down, you can start digging out the area bordering or outlining the surface where the black mulch will be applied. For this purpose, one should to use a garden spade, or a garden shovel.
Step 4 - Spread Compost
Spread at least a layer of compost. This can help the plants get better nourishment and help them grow healthier. People can also install an irrigation system. The mulch should be applied heavily on the areas where there is direct exposure to the sun and where the air hits the mulch heavily.
Step 5 - Compress Mulch
Compress the mulch heavily in order to keep the mulch tight and to keep it in place. this can be done by placing a tarp over the top of the mulch, and adding weight to it. Many things can be used for weight, whether it be bricks, sandbags, or any other heavy objects.
Step 6 - Add Border Area
Once the surface has been prepared and outlined with a shovel, people need to border the outlined area using flashing, bricks, rocks, and any other material to the areas that have been prepared for the installation of the black mulch.
Step 7 - Avoid Waste
In order to better distribute and to manage the black mulch to avoid waste, people can pour the black rubber mulch into a 5-gallon bucket. Black mulch should be used in the areas already prepared for this purpose.
Step 8 - Reapply if Needed
Apply a much thicker layer of black mulch in areas that can be easily affected by high water and areas that receive run-off water if needed.
Step 9 - Spray and Enjoy
After the black mulch has been applied it is necessary for the debris, dirt, and other weeds to be sprayed off with a water hose. After watering access debris, sit back and enjoy the beautiful new yard addition.