Benefits of Mulch
Mulch is defined as a layer put to the surface of a farm for reasons like weed control, soil water conservation and boost soil fertility. The following are some benefits of mulch.
Firstly, mulch is important to the growth of plants because it helps to keep the soil moister. Once mulch has been applied in the garden, it regulate the soil temperature and reduces the rate of soil water evaporation. Organic mulch is very important to agriculture sector because, despite the climate, a farmer is able to carry on his/her farming activities. It is worth noting that the water in the form of moisture is condensed by mulch and drop back on the soil surface as water.
The top fertile soil is usually protected from all forms of soil erosion through rainwater or wind. The top fertile soil is usually loose and vulnerable to all types of soil erosion. Soil erosion causes the farm to become barren because of the lack of fertile topsoil. Unproductive farm is useless to a farmer since no crop can do well in it due to lack of ingredients. Agent of soil erosion like the wind which carries away loose soil. The hard pan is left behind after erosion makes tilling a farm so difficult.
The third benefit of using mulch in your farm is that the fertility of the soil is increased. When organic mulch decompose in the soil, the fertility is boosted. Compared to inorganic fertilizers, organic manure is very cheap and affordable. The acidity of the soil can naturally be regulated by the use of mulch which decomposes and alters the soil PH depending on the composition of the plant used as mulch.
Weeds are unable to grow in a farm whose surface has been applied with mulch. When the mulch is laid on the surface of the soil, it reduces the supply of some components necessary for seed germination. Germination of a seed is facilitated by air, water, warmth, and minerals. Due to lack of sufficient air, the seeds of weeds are unable to germinate.
The affordability of mulch is another advantage of using mulch in your farm. There is no course for learning how to prepare mulch. Companies that sell mulch have favorable prices and they deliver the mulch to the farm of a customer.
Sixth, you can use mulch a way of decorating your farm or land. Decoration by mulch is usually done using river stone. They contain different colors and some are shiny and to add on the beauty of a tree or flowers makes the environment look nice.
Organic mulch are environmentally friendly. Decomposed mulch turns into manure that helps the soil retain the soil water and allow easy penetration of plant roots.