Oct 24, 2011
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Benefits of Mulching

Sydney is expected to have a long hot summer. So as the weather heats across Australia it is time to start draught proofing your gardens. One way to do that is to lay some good quality mulch. One of the main purposes of laying mulch is to retain moisture in the soil allowing your garden to remain healthy with less watering required. There are a variety of other reasons why mulching your garden is beneficial for your garden, and this article will list most of them.
Mulching is really nature’s idea. It happens naturally in bushland, forests, and areas full of overgrown plants. Nature produces mulch naturally through fallen leaves, needles, branches, twigs, kindle, bark, spent flower blossoms, fallen fruit and other organic material. But your garden is unlikely to have it own ecosystem to support growth and sustenance, so it is a good idea to give nature a helping hand by laying some mulch.

Organic mulch around a tree base

Organic mulch around a tree base

Benefits of Mulching

When you apply mulch to your garden (according to your garden’s needs and factoring in the type of mulch), it can have the following beneficial effects to your garden and its soil:

  • Mulches help prevent the loss of water from the soil in your garden by reducing the soil’s exposure to sunlight and its heat, and in turn reduces evaporation. It also helps prevent soil erosion in wet seasons.
  • Mulches promote the growth of roots. This is mainly due to the increased moisture and nutrients, and plants will produce additional roots in the mulch that surrounds them so they can take on the additional water and nutrients in the area. It also helps regulate the temperature of the soil promoting root and plant growth. Mulch keeps the soil warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • A deep enough distribution of mulch reduces weeds in your garden bed. You have to get weed-free mulch and ensure its depth is deep enough to prevent weed germination and smothers the existing weeds.
  • Over time soil can become compacted and the soil surface crusted. Mulches help prevent soil compaction and crusting by improving the absorption and movement of water into the soil. Organic mulches will decay over time, attracting worms and other decomposition helpers, and improve the soil by providing a new layer of nutrient rich top soil.
  • Mulches prevent the distribution of soil-borne diseases from spreading from plant to plant.
  • Mulches look fantastic. For any modern garden or landscape, mulch gives the garden a clean feel and that profession touch. They also help protect trees and shrubs from damage from gardening and lawn
    equipment.

Please contact Sydney Tree Removals if you would like some excellent quality mulch at a reasonable price.

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