Thursday, November 11, 2010

green finger tips - mulch

What is the role of mulch in your organic garden?

Mulch is such a superb word and it plays such a vital role in creating an organic garden. Mulch material is generally easy to come by.

Soil must have organic matter on it to keep it in place, feed it and hold the water in the soil. Mulch helps to control weeds, stabilizes the soil temperature and prevents soil water loss through evaporation.

Mulch saves you the time and energy you would spend making compost. Really mulch material laid directly onto the soil is the simplest way to create fertile soil, quickly. Some mulch materials you can get for free from your garden. Grass clippings, fallen leaves and old plants are examples of free mulch material.

You can use a more permanent form of mulch, like gravel or small stones.
Usually you would have to purchase this type of mulch. The advantage of this kind of mulch is that you don’t have to replace it often.

Mulch goes a long way to improving your organic garden. Look for the best mulch solutions for you and your piece of earth.

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