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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Mulch Helps Protect Plants

Mulch Helps Protect Plants

Having a mild and wetter winter can lead to weeds, especially in flower beds. Handpicking is recommended if weeds become a problem. Once they are removed, add a thick layer of mulch over the bare surface of soil to block the loss of moisture and to discourage the growth of additional weeds. Applying mulch to gardens and flower beds will help retain moisture, which is critical in a drought or dry summer. A 4-inch layer of mulch on the soil surface, especially in sloping gardens, helps keep water from washing away soil.

Benefits of mulch

  • Soil moisture is conserved.
  • Soil erosion and water loss are reduced.
  • Soil fertility is increased.
  • Weed growth is reduced.
  • Soil structure is improved.
  • Soil compaction is reduced.
  • Soil microbial activity is increased.
  • Soil temperature is moderated.

Irving’s Mustang Mulch is available for purchase. For more information, contact the Hunter Ferrell Landfill at (972) 721-7322.

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