BENEFITS OF MULCH
Really, mulch is any layer of substance that is placed over soil. Usually it’s some kind of organic material such as bark, wood chips, or compost, but mulch can be non-organic material such as rubber or plastic. The rubber is usually recycled tires, and plastic is usually used in large scale vegetable growing. The benefits of applying mulch to soil are as follows.
1. Water Conservation — Immense amounts of water are used every day in the watering of lawns. Water conservation is important for a more sustainable future. One way to help conserve water used in landscaping is to lay mulch instead of having a lawn. Mulch doesn’t need to be watered and can cut down on water consumption during daily watering.
2. Beautification — Mulches come in a variety of colors and styles that can enhance the visual appeal of your landscape. They come in rich, dark colors or bright, vibrant ones, that can be customized to enhance any landscape.
3. Fewer Weeds — Mulches suppress the growth of plant material in the soil beneath them by blocking access to the surface. Mulches laid around existing plants will help stop weeds and unwanted plant material from growing around them.
4. Improved nutrients in soil — Organic mulches will decay over a period of time. As they decay, nutrients are released into the soil beneath them, making the soil more fertile for future planting.
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