Gardening Tips Aug 07, 2020
One of the best benefits of any mulch is its ability to retain moisture in the soil. Organic mulches Breakdown over time & Contribute to soil health. This can be very helpful especially if your soil fertility is poor;mulch reduces winter injury & helps with weed control.
Many materials are used as mulches which are used to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature,suppress weed growth they are applied to the soil surface around trees, paths, flower beds, to prevent soil erosion on slopes & in production areas for flower & Vegetables Crops
PROCESS OF MULCHING:-
Mulching is the process or practice of covering the soil ground to make more favorable conditions for plants growth& efficient crop production.
HOW TO DO MULCHING :-
Smooth & level the area to be mulched with a landscaping rake or by hand apply a layer of plastic mulch or fabric landscape sheeting for extra weed control. On bag the new mulch into a wheel barrow using a shovel or hands.
ADVANTAGES OF MULCHING:-
- Mulch reduces evaporation & helps to hold soil Moisture around Plants & trees, so that it reduces the irrigation intervals for garden
- Reduces soil erosion, especially in land garden
- Controls weed growth
ORGANIC MULCHING MATERIALS FOR WEED MANAGEMENT:-
Organic mulch materials include grain straw, fresh or old hay, fresh cat forage or cover crops chipped brush.
BEST MULCH FOR POTS:-
Mulch made of wood chips is probably the best type and using pebbles are attractive and may be good for your plant containers. But take care during repotting so they don’t get mixed into the potting soil.
WHAT KIND OF MULCH IS BEST FOR VEGETABLE GARDEN’S:-
While any organic mulch is appropriate for the vegetable garden, sometimes there is strategy
Reasons to choose one over another.
- Dry leaves
- Newspaper& Carbon board
- Grass Clipping
- Wood chips
- Onion & Fruit Peels
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Write up by
Dakshayini Bsc graduate