One of the key elements of gardening is mulching. Regardless of whether you have a flower filled garden or a vegetable garden, mulch is a vital addition to your garden bed. Using mulch will ensure that your flowers are blooming well and your vegetables are thriving. Mulch has many benefits that will see that your garden remains looking fresh and healthy for a long time to come.
1. Supressing weed growth
Adding mulch to your garden bed can be one of the most effective ways to prevent weed from growing. Weeds require ongoing management and hence, can take up a lot of your time in the garden. Not only are they hard to remove, they also come back rather quickly and in a blink of an eye, can seem like they have taken over your beautifully crafted garden. Most weeds cannot push through a thick layer of mulch. If there are any that manage to break through they can be easily removed when they are still small.
2. Maintains soil moisture
When the soil is moist, it allows the roots to flourish which consequently results in a healthy plant. Moisture in soil keeps plants hydrated and prevents them from drying out. During particularly dry and hot days, having a layer of mulch over your soil makes sure that the soil itself does not dry out from evaporation.
3. Prevent erosion
Mulch acts as a protective barrier over the soil. Rainfall, strong winds and also regularly watering your plants can cause your soil to wash away. As a result, important nutrients that are needed for healthy plant growth can be washed away too. However, a layer of mulch prevents that from happening and keeps the soil in place under the mulch.
Evidently, using mulch in your garden is incredibly beneficial both in the short and long run. It keeps your soil healthy, roots stress free and flowers looking pretty. Garden landscaping can be time consuming. If you are short on time, then look no further than Everlast Services. Regardless of where you are, be it Altona, Laverton or Truganina, we will be there for you to create your ideal outdoor living space! Our team of experienced landscapers will work with you to create your ideal garden!