Why we mulch in Winter

Mulching your garden in winter is a must, here's why!

About us:

AHLG is a Great Place To Work® – OFFICIALLY! We’re proud to have earned Great Place To Work Certification. Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviours. Gaining this certification confirms the seriousness to which we treat our culture and the way we look after our team. We’re all about Making Life Better. To fit seamlessly into our team, you should possess the following qualities: – A desire to grow and develop. – Caring about your teammates at AHLG. – Enjoying being a part of the community. – Hard working, punctual, loyal, and being an active team member. – Have fun and get amongst the laughs. – Be a great person. – Live the AHLG values.

Qualifications & experience

Mulching your garden in winter can provide several benefits. Here are three reasons why you should consider mulching your garden during the winter months:

  1. Insulation and Temperature Regulation: Mulch acts as an insulating layer, protecting plant roots from extreme temperature fluctuations during winter. It helps to retain soil heat and prevent rapid freezing and thawing cycles, which can be damaging to plant roots. By providing insulation, mulch helps maintain a more stable soil temperature, allowing plants to better withstand cold conditions.
  2. Moisture Retention: Mulching your garden in winter helps to retain soil moisture. It acts as a barrier, preventing water from evaporating too quickly from the soil surface. Cold and dry winter winds can cause moisture loss from the soil, leading to dehydration of plant roots. By mulching, you create a protective layer that reduces water evaporation and keeps the soil consistently moist. This is particularly beneficial for evergreen plants or perennials that remain active during winter.
  3. Weed Control: Mulch acts as a natural weed suppressor. By applying a layer of mulch in your garden during winter, you create a physical barrier that inhibits weed growth. Weeds can still germinate and grow during mild winter periods, and mulch helps to smother their growth by blocking sunlight and preventing weed seeds from reaching the soil. By reducing weed competition, your garden plants have a better chance to thrive and receive essential nutrients without competing with invasive weeds.

Overall, mulching your garden in winter provides insulation, moisture retention, and weed control. These benefits help protect your plants’ roots, conserve water, and create a healthier growing environment, setting the stage for more successful and vibrant growth once spring arrives.

  • Proven experience as a landscape project manager or similar role in the construction industry.
  • Strong knowledge of landscape construction materials, methods, and practices.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and able to work within and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
  • Strong written/verbal communication and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • To oversee and coordinate multiple landscaping projects simultaneously.
  • To deliver exceptional communication to clients, team members, suppliers, subcontractors and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with division manager, estimator, landscape designers, clients and team members to understand project requirements and expectations.
  • Monitor and manage project finances, ensuring projects are completed within the allocated budget.
  • Allocate and manage resources including labour, equipment and materials to ensure projects are executed efficiently.
  • Supervise and help to develop the skills, knowledge and development of the landscaping team.
  • Maintain quality control processes to ensure all projects are delivered to AHLG’s elite standards.

Do you embody an AHLG team member?

At AHLG, we are committed to delivering the utmost quality in gardening and landscaping services. To fit seamlessly into our team, you should possess the following qualities:

  • Treating every customer’s space as if it was your own.
  • Finishing ALL jobs to the highest standard that AHLG would expect.
  • Doing the little extras – even if it is not within your job description.
  • Hard working, punctual, loyal, and being an active team member
  • Have fun. Be a great person


AHLG create the difference by doing hard work that makes a difference, getting it done with great people. Join AHLG’s Landscaping team and embark on a fulfilling journey where your hard work creates remarkable outdoor spaces. 

Find out more about the AHLG team here. Or learn about our culture by clicking through.

Apply now by filling out the form below, or emailing jarrad@ahlg.com.au 
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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