Garden mulch is an absolutely fantastic gardening material. Mulch is defined
as just about any material that covers the ground around your plants.
Mulch can be organic, or inorganic. It is beneficial for strong and
healthy plants. It significantly increases the productivity of your garden.
And, it saves you time, effort and money. There is a wide variety of mulches,
for a wide range of uses.
What is Mulch?
Garden mulch is any material placed on top of the soil around the plants
in your garden, as a protective covering for the purpose of:
Reducing weeds around plants
Increasing or decreasing soil temperature
Retaining soil moisture around the plant
Some mulches feed plants as it decomposes.
Mulches can be organic or in-organic. We hope you choose organic mulches,
Creating a more attractive appearance. This gets you praise from family,
friends and gardening buddies!
Organic versus In-Organic Mulches
Mulches can be organic such as compost, wood chips, grass clippings, pine
needles, or hay. The benefit of organic mulch, is that it also enriches the
soil. We recommend using organic mulches wherever possible.
Or, mulches can be inorganic such as black plastic, newspaper, or even aluminum
foil. Inorganic mulch provides no benefit to the composition of your garden
soil. In addition, some inorganic mulch, like plastic, can be harmful,
leaching chemicals into your garden soil.
Do You Have Seplophobia? If you do, stay away from the compost pile!!
This is the fear of decaying matter.
How to Use Mulch:
It a cinch!
just spread the mulching material around any and all of your plants.
When using organic mulch, apply a thick layer, so weeds find it next to
impossible to emerge from under the mulch.
Using Compost as Mulch