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The mulching procedure is applying mulches (straw, wood chips, leaves and grass clippings) to the bare soil around plants and the resulting effect is that it has provided the garden a neat and tidy appearance, as well as reducing the amount of time spent on watering and weeding in the garden.  You can either use mulches on a bare soil or to cover the compost surface in flowering or plant containers.

 

Since plants need constant watering for proper growth, retaining the water can be attained by using the process of mulching, which uses mulches to absorb the water.  With mulches covering the soil, these absorb water, coming from rainfall and irrigation, and slow down the evaporation of moisture from the soil.  The improved water retention has the advantage of reducing the need for frequent irrigation, thereby allowing for spacing out the plant watering longer to reduce water consumption.  Through mulching, slow erosion is produced since the process prevents the water from washing the soil out of the garden. For more info, go to http://lawns-and-more.com/boerne-tree-removal/

 

Because mulch acts as an insulating layer to the soil, the effect is the temperature of the ground is almost maintained, and with that condition, applying mulch during spring and early summer can help control the soil temperature.  The fall and winter cold temperature allows the layer of mulch to retain the heat in the soil, such that the warm soil provides longer growth for the plants, as well as protecting the roots from the harsh winter temperatures.

 

The effect of mulching also has the advantage of suppressing the growth of unwanted weed in the plant beds and in the garden, because the layer of mulch prevents sunlight from reaching into the germinating weeds from the soil to grow.  On the other hand, when weed seeds land on top of the mulch, they aren't able to root themselves deeply into the soil, making it impossible for them to continue growing. 

 

Using organic mulch materials, like wood chips or leaves, can help enrich the soil, since mulch break down over time and the decomposed mulch adds the nutrients to the soil in order to feed the plants and organisms that are existing in the plant area which are covered with mulch.  The decomposed mulch has also given added space in the soil particles, such that the added spaces has provided a way for water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach the plant roots because the soil is not compact or hard.

 

While garden beds and borders can be entirely be covered with mulches, care must also be observed for low growing plants and against the stems of woody plants.  The following procedure is the ideal way of applying mulches: first remove the weeds including the roots, moisten the soil, and apply the layer of mulch with a thickness between 5 cm and 7.5 cm. Visit http://lawns-and-more.com/ to get started.