IMPORTANT REASONS TO MULCH
- This water conservation-mulch prevents the moisture in the top soil evaporating, keeps the soil moist for longer, which can reduce the watering by 60%.
- Prevents weeds and weed germination- the weeds compete for the plants moisture and nutrients. Mulches keep the soil temperature constant. Cool in summer and warm in winter.
- Using an organic mulch means that you add extra organic matter to the soil, this creates a good soil structure as it greatly increases the biological activity to the soil.
- Mulches protect the soil surface from the compacting effect of rain.