What is Mulch?
Types of Mulch
Inorganic Mulch - Inorganic Mulch is made of things that do not decompose like stone, lava, crusher dust, rubber, rocks, or other human-made materials. They last longer if you are using them for decoration, and they can also control weeds. Rocks and stones absorb heat and can keep the soil heated longer than organic mulch. This is good for the spring season but can be lethal in summers.
Reasons To Use Mulch in Your Garden
Mulch deprives the weed of getting light and prevents them from entering the soil from above. This allows the bare soil to germinate.
Retains moisture in the soil
Compost mulch acts best in preventing soil moisture evaporation. It also reduces the runoff by working as a sponge, holding enough water for plants, and filtering excess water.
Insulation from extreme weather conditions
A thick layer of mulch will protect plants from all extreme weather conditions. It retains the moisture of the soil and regulates temperature to keep the plants healthy.
Increases microbial activity in the soil
Organic mulch is an organically active substance, and as it breaks down in the soil, it will increase the microbial activity and overall soil health, encouraging root growth. This will also reduce the amount of artificial fertilizer required for the development of plants.
When Should I Use Mulch?
How to Mulch
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