Mulch your Garden
What do you need to Mulch your Garden?
This should be the first rule for all gardeners – Make sure you mulch your garden beds and most certainly mulch around your garden plants, especially now in this time of climatic change.
This has just got to be one of the easier on the brain gardening tasks that you ever undertake in your garden.
The problem is, some gardeners seldom even think about doing it.
Applying mulch is a great winter job but also easy enough at any time of the year due to the fact that most if not all the required materials are available all year round.
Really, it is not rocket science and a degree in Botany is not required, if you’re in any doubt about the process, check this outThe Mulch Book: A Complete Guide for Gardeners (Down-To-Earth Book)
- Because mulching is the ideal remedy for killing off newly emerging weeds and stopping weed seeds from germinating, saves you both the worry and the time weeding around your plants.
- A mulch also acts as a protective layer around your new establishing plants and helps to protect their roots from any damaging hard frosts in the autumn and winter, whilst during the summer months continues to suppress weed growth.
- Mulch is also good for retaining moisture in the soil, which maintains the environment around your plants keeping them moist and stops those prized plants of yours from keeling over in hot dry weather.
- Mulch can also help save you money, think about it, less water required during the summer, if you have a choice, obtain a mulch that nourishes your plants at the same time as doing all the other things. This way, mulching will save you the cost of buying chemical based fertilizers.
ECO Bales 8816 Western Red Cedar Mulch, 4.5 Cubic Feet are a good mulching option if you want something eco friendly, quick and decorative
Leaves, chipped tree bark, ground up wood waste by-products, spent mushroom compost and horse manure (from the stables) are the most common mulches you will find readily available.
If your not that fortunate to have these at your fingertips then make your mulch from the leaves you rake up (you will need a leaf rake) in the autumn fall, often the best way as well as producing a highly beneficial mulch.
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