MULCHING

Mulching is nothing but covering the soil around the plants with dried leaves/grass or coco peat. Such a covering stops water from getting evaporated and helps to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching is very beneficial in the winter and summer season.

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After sometime the leaves start decaying and get converted into compost. This improves the fertility and health of soil.

Mulching also reduces the weed growth around the plants thereby saving all the nutrients in the soil just for the plant.

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This is just a reference picture. This doesn’t belong to my garden.

Mulching is ideal for slightly bigger plants. You can also mulch the soil around bigger plants by planting smaller plants around them. This may not add to the fertility of soil but it definitely help to retain the moisture in the soil and reduce the weed growth.

12 thoughts on “MULCHING

  1. Mulching is also a wonderful way to prevent weeds from springing forth too.. I wish we had more materials handy for mulching, but our plot is very large we would need a huge amount.. πŸ™‚ But I do mulch tender plants in my home garden to help prevent frost..
    Hope you have a lovely week Reema xx

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