Today, we will get to know the uses of a traditional practice that farmers, gardeners and growers have long used: mulching.
Mulching requires covering the surface of soil around your plants with an approximately 10-cm-thick layer of decomposable materials. Based on my experience, I prefer to use sterile hay, the one used for feeding rabbits. Nevertheless, if you have a big garden covered by beautiful lawn, you can use this material instead, but do make sure that is pest free first!
The word ‘mulch’ means ‘apply or cover’, and actually this is a technique consisting of covering soil by applying layers of organic materials. These layers remarkably improve soil quality since the materials contained get to decompose and serve as nutrients for the plants.
It is also important to bear in mind that you will have to new or recompose this mulch on a regular basis in order to keep...