Use coarse chunky mulch

With the warm weather ahead, it's a good idea to spread a 7.5cm layer of coarse chunky mulch on all your garden beds. Those all-important soil micro-organisms and plant roots will thank you for protecting them from the heat.

There are plenty of mulches available. Choose a pine bark or similar mulch that will let water trickle down to the soil underneath. Maintained throughout the year, this mulch cover will also discourage weeds growing in your garden beds.