Natural Mulches

Natural Mulches - Natural Mulches Natural garden mulch is a...

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Natural Mulches Natural garden mulch is a protective layer of natural material put on top of the soil. The use of mulch use varies from accenting garden paths in landscaping, to assisting in weed suppression as well as being utilized as an aid to plant culture. There are many different types of garden mulches. You should select mulch based on what you need it for. Many types of mulch are organic such as wood chips or grass clippings, and some like polythene or gravel are not actually organic. However they can still be put to good use in an organic garden alongside natural mulch. The big advantage of organic mulch such as pine straw over artificial fabrics is that the natural organic mulch will improve the soil and provide much needed nutrients. Autumn is the main time of year to do landscape mulching. Natural mulch helps to retain heat in the soil over the winter months, giving the soil a higher starting temperature in the new season. It also protects delicate plants survive the ravages of winter rains and erosion.
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course AGR 412 taught by Professor Turnkey during the Spring '10 term at DeVry Chicago.

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