1. Home

Discuss in my forum

How To Mulch an Herb Garden


Mulch Your Herb Bed

Mulch deeply to preserve the moisture

© 2009, The Farming Wife

Mulching is an important task for any gardener. If you mulch herbs, there are benefits that you will see almost immediately. Your herbs will need less watering, be protected from insect and disease problems, and have a constant supply of fertilizer as the mulch slowly breaks down over time. 

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 1 Hour

Here's How:

  1. Water plant thoroughly.
  2. Apply a minimum of 2 inches of mulch to moist soil.
  3. Keep mulch from touching the actual stem of the herb.
  4. Moisten mulch lightly to keep it from blowing away.


  1. Lay soaker hoses under the mulch to conserve water usage.
  2. Use anything you have as mulch. Some ideas are: Bagged mulch product, straw, wet newspaper, stones, wood chips, carpeting.
  3. A space between mulch and stem can prevent mildew and bug infestation.

What You Need:

  • Mulch
  • Gloves
  • Watering can or hose
  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Herb Gardens
  4. Garden Maintenance
  5. How To Mulch an Herb Garden

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.