Explore the options when it comes to choosing mulch material for your site. Learn how to store, apply, and maintain mulch for maximum effectiveness on your garden beds. Discover the different types of living mulches, and the different materials suitable as mulch for a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

In this course you’ll gain a thorough understanding of exactly what mulch does and how it benefits your soil and plants. You will also be guided through the process of choosing the right mulch for your garden beds. 


  • Discover the range of benefits organic mulch can provide
  • Appreciate how mulch helps maintain a healthy soil
  • Understand the differences between mulch and compost
  • Know when and how compost can be used as mulch
  • Determine which organic mulch material is best for your plot
  • Appreciate the characteristics of different types of organic mulch
  • Discover why sheet mulching is useful for the permaculture gardener
  • Learn how to make your own sheet mulch
  • Appreciate the benefits of living mulches
  • Understand how living mulches can be of use after harvesting
  • Discover some of the more common inorganic mulch options
  • Appreciate the utility of plastic sheet mulching for getting rid of weeds
  • Discover how to best apply mulch to garden beds
  • Learn about suitable mulch depths and strategies for mulching trees
  • Appreciate some of the common problems that can arise with mulch
  • Discover the solutions to mulch issues
  • Appreciate the different mulch needs of different plant species
  • Explore mulch options for vegetables, fruits and herbs 

What's included?

Video Icon 10 videos


Lesson 1: The Benefits of Mulch
Mulch - Lesson 1 - The Benefits of Mulch (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 2: The Difference Between Mulch and Compost
Mulch - Lesson 2 - The Difference Between Mulch and Compost (Black).mp4
2 mins
Lesson 3: Organic Mulch Materials
Mulch - Lesson 3 - Organic Mulch Materials.mp4
15 mins
Lesson 4: Sheet Mulching
Mulch - Lesson 4 - Sheet Mulching (Black).mp4
7 mins
Lesson 5: Living Mulch
Mulch - Lesson 5 - Living Mulch (Black).mp4
6 mins
Lesson 6: Inorganic Mulch Materials
Mulch - Lesson 6 - Inorganic Mulch Materials (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 7: Applying Mulch
Mulch - Lesson 7- Applying Mulch (Black).mp4
6 mins
Lesson 8: Potential Mulch Problems
Mulch - Lesson 8 - Potential Mulch Problems (Black).mp4
8 mins
Lesson 9: Mulching Examples
Mulch - Lesson 9 - Mulching Examples (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 10: Conclusion
Mulch - Conclusion - Mulch_ A Permaculture Marvel.mp4
2 mins