Cathy Isom fills you in about why choosing the best mulch is so important for your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
When it comes to choosing mulch for your garden, the right mulch can really help to make a stellar garden. Done well, mulch can make irrigation more efficient and lasting because it both reduces evaporation and improves infiltration.
While some mulch, whatever kind, is usually better than no mulch, choosing the right kind of mulch can really help, such as bark and wood chips, straw, shredded leaves, or grass clippings, or paper products, like newspaper, cardboard or garbage. Another common mulch is plastic sheeting.
Recycling centers, stores, coffee shops, and hotels are great spots for getting free, boxy garbage.
Organic mulches also develop the garden soil for plants, and they moderate the soil temperature so that plants don’t overheat or freeze as quickly.
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