Mulch: The good, the bad & the ugly – Pinetree Garden Seeds

I have always been a big fan of mulching! Every year I read articles that are both for and against the use of garden mulches, dig or don’t dig, mulch or not? There really is a mine field of information out there and no one answer is 100% correct, gardening is about experience, learning adjusting and finding out what works for your plot, it’s location in the World and the ever changing climatic conditions. Looking to find out more about the pro’s and con’s of Mulching? Read on…

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If you are unfamiliar with the process of mulching, you are in for an information treat. Vegetable and flower gardeners alike have been using mulch on their gardens to lock in moisture, regulate sun and air filtration and to smother any pesky weeds that may decide to invade for longer than most can remember. There are several different types of mulch, and you should be sure to do careful research on your area and what you grow before selecting a mulch.

THE PROS OF MULCHING

– Soil remains cool, keeping the roots of your plants from stressing due to excessive heat
– Mulch retains moisture, which allows for fewer waterings and the conservation of resources, money and your time
– Mulch forms a barrier of sorts and helps to keep plants from washing away during hard rainstorms

THE CONS OF MULCHING (And solutions for these issues)

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