Mulching: The Top 5 Benefits You Don't Know About

Mulching: The Top 5 Benefits You Don't Know About

Mulching is a great way to improve the soil in your garden and gain various benefits! In this video, we'll share the top 5 benefits of mulching and how you can start using it today in your garden.

Top 5 benefits of mulching

Mulching is applying dry leaves, wood chips, sawdust or straw on the soil.

It is an essential practice in gardening and farming.

1. Mulching helps reduce water evaporation from the soil and therefore retains the soil's moisture.

2. Mulching acts as an insulating layer and keeps the soil cool in summer.

3. It helps control weeds.

4. It enriches the nutrient status of the soil.

5. Mulching promotes microbial activity in the soil.

Mulching is best done in summer.

In the winter and the rainy season, you may want to thin out the mulching layer because excess moisture can cause root rot in the soil.

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Happy Gardening,

Dr Vandana K