So you’ve had your share of gardening, tried out different techniques, and still feel like there’s something missing as you see your garden looks rather lifeless, and prone to diseases. Fret not, it’s not always about the lack of green thumb skills, but rather the choices you make as a gardener. Not everything is always about the uses of chemicals, especially not those full of toxins. Nature does it best, so you can’t go wrong by taking it as a source when you want to bring back the spark to your garden. How you ask? By turning to organic solutions, as is mulch.
Since it’s organic material, mulch can be created in your very garden, starting from the piles of fallen leaves you were thinking of tossing out, and all the other debris specific for gardens in the likes of grass clippings, pieces of bushes, shrubs, and bark from trees – in other words the creation of mulch can literally be cost free. You can easily make it by taking leaves as the base, then adding all the other ingredients we mentioned.
Throughout this process, you can count on the help of a garden mulcher. This is the sort of must-have tool for any gardener that takes the essence of organic gardening seriously as it’s perfect for reaching high chipping speeds, up to 4500 RPM, even with those really bushy branches thanks to their high-speed steel chipping blades.
Once you’ve made use of your garden mulcher and made the mulch, storing it and letting it set throughout the winter is ideal if you’re planning on reviving your garden as soon as spring arrives. When you apply it around your plants, you can be sure it would provide your plants with the much needed nutrients, and prevent vitamin loss, adding to the organic matter of the soil thus boosting the pest and diseases resilience. Along with this, it can help you cut down on watering by retaining moisture due to the prevention of evaporation.
Likewise, it’s the perfect termoregulator in the way it regulates the soil’s temperature and this results in the ideal insulation of the plants. This means it doesn’t only help ameliorate the soil conditions, but also increases bio activity within, making it easier for the soil’s microorganisms to get the needed food. And let’s not forget, mulch can rid you of the weed worries, so it’s no wonder it’s usually described as a cover protecting your plants. On the plus side as well, it’s the “milkshake that brings all the boys in the yard”; it can help bring all the plant friendly insects. We bet this is convincing enough to get you to start preparing your mulch.