When to compost/ mulch?
Last year was my first year in my house and I planted lots of perrineals mixing compost into the soil around the plants then mulching. This year should I put more compost on top of the established mulch or just put new layer of mulch down? How much mulch do I need for flower beds and when is best time to put mulch down to prevent weeds from growing in flower beds. Last year it seemed like I could not put enough down (maybe because I was starting from scratch- the people whom I purchased house from had let the flower bed overgrow and never put down mulch). I felt like I was putting a lot down but when I checked later in the season the mulch had thinned out. How many time of year do you have to mulch? I buy the mulch from Home Depot/ Lowes- the Scotts brand. Is there a better type?