Mulching is our way of copying nature.
Mulch is a protective blanket that acts as an insulating layer sitting on top of the soil. Plants grow better with mulch than without.
When you add mulch to your garden beds, the soil will become looser and it will find it easier to hold moisture, oxygen and water, which are all vital for healthy plant growth.
The NO#1 reason to use mulch in Townsville is that it will help to reduce evaporation.
Mulch has many other benefits, including:
Organic mulches like forest, tea tree or fine mulch encourages the earthworms and helps to improve the soil’s fertility as it decomposes.
There is no such thing as a maintenance free garden, however, mulching will lighten your workload considerably.
A low maintenance garden would also require choosing healthy plants suitable for our NQ climate grown in raised, mulched and edged garden beds to tackle our problematic clay soil. The reason being that the plant gets some easy growth in fabulous soil before the roots hits the clay.
If you’re not a fan of weeding or using chemicals in the garden, mulching will go a long way to reducing these chores.
Some mulching tips…
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