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About the Course

Did you know applying mulches around landscape plants can help improve the soil environment and boost plant growth? With this microlearning course (MLC), you will learn about the different types of mulching materials and how to apply them safely.

Why is this course for you?

Mulches provide many benefits to your landscape. They help suppress weeds, improve soil structure and deliver aesthetic benefits by providing a layer of uniform colour over the soil. In this MLC, you will learn:

  • The importance of mulching
  • The materials used for mulching and how to handle them safely
  • A step-by-step method for mulching flowerbeds and trees
  • The difference between mulches and compost



Course Curator

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Established in 1989, the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology (LSCT)’s mission is give students the best R&D education and training through intensive lab- and field-based training, as well as project and workplace learning. Our courses are regularly endorsed by industry experts, renowned research institutes and top universities locally and abroad. LSCT seeks to ignite students’ natural curiosity about the world, fuel their passion for discovery, and prepare them for exciting careers in science.