I'm sure that whenever you are reading this, you have used some form of mulch during your gardening career. However, you tenably didn't know that there are many other options for organic mulching that you can explore.
These days, many gardeners are discovering new sources of free mulch that has been there all along; an untapped resource. These include clippings from a lawn, or woody pruning's from other plants in your yard. You will be surprised by how beneficial all these things can be, and how often the opportunity arises to use them.
Many gardeners have taken to spreading out their excess grass clippings across the rest of their yard. You may think this will look tacky, with heavy piles of grass just sitting in your yard as when you were too lazy to rake them up. However, if you spread them out enough then you won't even be able to tell that there is an excess amount.
Leaving the extra grass on the yard acts as a sort of mulch through preventing evaporation and weed growth, with this additional water, you won't have to water nearly as much to keep your grass green. When I started leaving my grass clippings, I had to adjust the frequency of my sprinkler system because I was worried my yard was getting too much water!
If your garden is in more want of mulching than your yard, it is not unheard of to rake up all the grass and transport it to your garden. By making a small layer roughly the vicinity of the plant, you'll apply all the same profits from leaving it in your yard. My yard is rather green on its own, but I often have trouble with my plants staying green and healthy. So, rather than leave the grass clipping in my yard, I move them all approximately my plants. It is just a matter of choosing what your highest mulching priority is.
Sometimes, our pruning activities will lead us to have an amazing amount of branches and twigs. Whenever this is the case, you should consider chartering a wood chipper to put all of those branches to use. After one day of intense pruning, you would be surprised at just how many branches you end up with.
Rather than throw these away, you can turn them into a huge amount of mulch for your plants. However, whenever your pruning has not left you with that big of an amount, you should bundle it all up and save it to add onto the next batch. This is because the chipping machines can be slightly pricy to rent, and you desire it to be absolutely worth it!
Over time, all organic mulches want to be replenished. This is since they will naturally decompose in the conditions of your yard. Usually you can tell for yourself just by looking at it, but sometimes it can look perfectly regular but still have problems.
If you start to notice any poor plant growth whatsoever, you should replace your mulch. Always keep in mind that during the process of decomposition, your mulch will use up the dear nitrogen in the soil. Without this, the plants will be missing a key nutrient. There are various types of fertilizers useable on the market that is specifically designed to deal with this problem.
The use of mulches in the yard and garden is something everybody should try. Not only can it save lots of time through reducing the amount of garbage you have to transport out, but it increases the healthiness and integrity of your plants by putting that so called garbage to good use. So if you think you would be able to save a good amount of branches and twigs for chipping, or if you think that you are ready to stop raking up all your grass clippings, then I think that mulching is for you.
Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor