Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home Grown: Mind Your Mulch

Mulches can be an effective way to make soil moisture "last longer" in landscape and garden. They are frequently used in the landscape to conserve water by reducing weed growth, minimizing evaporation, and retaining moisture.

Mulching can reduce rotting by keeping vegetables such as squash and tomatoes out of contact with soil. Organic mulches also lessen soil compaction, slow down erosion and improve soil texture when later tilled into the soil.

To get all these benefits, however, you have to think ahead and consider your own particular situation.

Continued at... Mind Your Mulch

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