Mulching Trees And Shrub Benefits

 

Date: February 12th, 2010

 

Mulching can be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your soil and your plants. If you have not considered mulching your garden in the past, you may want to reconsider.

 

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Mulches are a labor saving device for the gardener. A layer of mulch will help prevent the germination of many weed seeds, reducing the need for cultivation or the use of herbicides. Mulches also help moderate the soil temperature and retain moisture during dry weather, reducing the need for watering.

 

While there are many types of mulch, organic mulches such as wood chips help improve the soil by adding organic matter as they decompose. They also may encourage the growth of worms and other beneficial soil organisms that can help improve soil structure and the availability of nutrients for plants.

 

Mulches also can be used to enhance the look of your garden. Many bark mulches provide uniformly rich color that contrasts with the plants. The mulch helps keep plants clean by reducing the splash of soil onto leaves during rainstorms, and helps infiltration of the rainfall into the garden.

 

CountryMax carries many different enhanced mulch colors including Black, Red, Brown and Cedar. Check your local CountryMax for availability.

 

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If you have any further questions regarding mulch, email me at AskMax@CountryMax.com, or visit your local CountryMax store today!

 

 

Additional Resources: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/benmulch.html



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