We have three huge beech trees in our garden which generate enormous amount of spent husks each year which we gather up and put in the garden waste bin. However, I was wondering if there was any reason not to put these on the borders as a 'mulch'?
My woodland border has a mulch of large 'nuggets' of ornamental pine bark.
I throw a lot of spent beech husks on there where they sort of blend in with the bark. That border is intended to be quite natural and look a bit unmanaged and the husks and nuggets look appropriate.
I think they could look a little messy if you used them on a neat ornamental border. They'd be fine at the back or hidden under shrubs though