February 18, 2022

Mulching My Azaleas

Winter is the best time to cover garden beds with a rich layer of organic mulch.

Last spring, I began planting hundreds of azaleas on both sides of the carriage road leading from my Summer House to my Stable - so far, they're all doing excellently. Recently, I decided to cover the grass surrounding these plants with old burlap and mulch. Mulched areas help prevent the growth of weeds and cuts down on watering and mowing. Fortunately, we are able to make lots of mulch, and compost, right here at my farm. The new layer of mulch has transformed these azalea gardens and they look great.

Enjoy these photos.