Lancashire, United Kingdom
Feeding shrubs surrounded by deep mulch? We have a 100ftx8ft area planted with various shrubs etc. It borders a drive by a field. I have spent hours battling the grass and weeds and it is finally looking reasonable. As I weed I'm putting down a mulch of shredded bark - over weed membrane in some places near the edge of the track. As and when I need to apply feed (blood, fish, bone/ compost ) do I scrape away the mulch or apply on top of the mulch? Just asking because my husband has planted a lot of prickly/thorny shrubs and its easier to throw compost/feed around the base rather than scramble in to scrape away at the base!
- 11 Aug, 2010