The Basics of Mulch

 


Article by: Khieng Chho

Mulch is a term used in the agriculture , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids and gardening , Aluminum Sling Patio Furniture. Comfortable Seating for Outdoor Settings industry to refer to a protective layer of covering placed on top of the soil , Professional Lawn Watering Techniques - Wireless Sensors for Lawns in Drought Areas to tame the effects of the climate. , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance Mulch can be composed of natural , How To Build A Waterfall or synthetic materials or the combination of both to form a wide assortment of covering substance.

Farmers and gardeners cover soils , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants with mulch for various purposes. First it controls the proliferation of weeds , Gardens Provide Peaceful Sanctuaries by depriving them from sunlight and thus decreasing the chance for their germination. Next it helps retain water , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance in the soil , Japanese Gardens – Basic Design Questions That Should Be Addressed by slowing down the process of evaporation. Mulch also doubles as fertilizer when natural , Growing Sweet Peas mulch materials break down into organic , The Endearing Language of Flowers matter and nutrients which are beneficial for plant , Japanese Gardens – Basic Design Questions That Should Be Addressed life. Certain materials of mulch can also repel insects that can be quite harmful to plants. , Bonsai Trees For Sale: What Are Your Options? Mulch also helps plants , Maintaining Your Landscaped Yard to grow , Orchid Flowers by reflecting sunlight to the plants , Cocoa Trees upwards, which increases the process of photosynthesis - the production of plant , Fish Fertilizers food. Mulch also helps provide a dry and clean surface for the thriving of fruits , Getting Tulips to Bloom for Two Months in Your Garden that lie on the ground such as melons, cantaloupes, and squash.

There are many materials used in making mulch. Some materials are used by themselves while other are used in combination with each other. Mulch may be made of organic , Grow Some Interesting Plants You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse residues such as dry leaves, hay sawdust, wood , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 1) Starting Out chips, shredded newspapers, grass , Rose - The Flower of Love and Romance clippings, straw, , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety wool and other safe , Design Your Own Rose Garden scrap materials; such materials can also become natural , How to Grow Cooking Herbs fertilizers as they decompose and break down. Mulch can also be made of compost, , Rose - The Flower of Love and Romance fully decomposed materials, too keep the nutritional requirements of the plants. , Getting Tulips to Bloom for Two Months in Your Garden When using compost , Planting for Wildlife as mulch, it is important to remove all traces of weeds , Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO and their seeds , How To Build A Waterfall to prevent their growth. Mulch may also be made from plastic , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants to protect the soil , Choosing the Right Mower and maintain its consistency. This is especially helpful for large agricultural industries. Another a material for mulch are organic , Birdhouses sheets, they serve similar purposes as with plastic , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House mulch, but they are biodegradable and thus more environment , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn friendly. Rock and gravel , A Portable Perennial Garden can also serve as mulch, they are most often used to retain heat , Gardens Provide Peaceful Sanctuaries in cold , A Portable Perennial Garden areas and seasons. , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants Pine needles can also be used as mulch and they are helpful in adjusting the soil , Choosing the Right Mower temperature, keeping the soil , Fish Fertilizers warm during spring , A Portable Perennial Garden and fall, , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance and cool during the summers. , The Endearing Language of Flowers

The application of mulch usually occurs around the start of each growing season. , Getting Tulips to Bloom for Two Months in Your Garden If necessary, additional mulch is applied throughout the period. During the early stages of germination, mulch serves as insulator that keeps necessary heat , 10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics within the soil. , Garden Etiquette - How To Act When In Another's Garden This helps seed , In the Veggie Patch - December to grow , How To Build A Waterfall quickly and seedlings to grow , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space rapidly as well. During the latter stages of plant , In the Veggie Patch - December growth, mulch regularizes moisture , Choosing the Right Mower and temperature, , Natural Pond Filters - Let Nature Do the Hard Work! keeping the plant , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light and the soil , How To Build A Waterfall in good condition for growth. At this point, mulch is also used to prevent the thriving of weeds. , Compost YES, Epsom Salts NO Mulch may also have certain aesthetic purposes. Shredded wood , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space or other materials can be colored to look good in the landscape. , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn

Mulch can be applied either manually or with the help of machines. Certain equipment may help applying mulch. For instance, plastic , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw mulch can be laid down by a tractor , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw as it forms planting beds , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids in the field. Otherwise, mulch can be placed by the farmers and gardeners' hands.

There are other types and functions of mulch. They are such helpful components of landscapes , Gardens Provide Peaceful Sanctuaries as they provide many things that are beneficial to farms , The Endearing Language of Flowers and gardens. , 10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics
Khieng 'Ken' Chho - Online , Grow Some Interesting Plants You Won't Find At Your Local Greenhouse Mulch Resources. For more, visit Ken's website: http://mulch.wicwoc.com/

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