Leaf Mulch: An Organic Wonder

Mulching is the practice of covering the soil for two major purposes: to retain its moisture also to prevent weeds from growing. Mulching also gives additional nutrition to plants and it reduces erosion. Tea leaf mulch is basically collecting fallen leaves, and with them as your mulching material. This works two ways: as mulch, and after its decomposition, it might be organic and natural matter and a source of essential nutrition needed for plant expansion. Leaf mulch is well suited for your vegetable garden, since it is converting a waste into something that can save you money. mulch delivery cumming

Shredded leaves used for leaf mulching has the following advantages against entire leaves: it can cover the soil more uniformly, it does not prevent your watering, it decomposes at a faster rate, and aesthetically, i think better. This is why, if you have the equipment such as a yard mower or a foliage blower, it will be better to use destroyed leaves as your foliage mulch. Even if you do not have this equipment, using whole leaves in your garden is still a lot better than throwing or burning them. 

During the cold months, leaf mulching can prevent frosting by acting as a warm blanket to your fruit and vegetables. The microbial activity during its decomposition emits high temperature, that will prevent your fruit and vegetables from freezing. During the day, when temperature is warmer, you can reveal your vegetables to let them breath. By doing so, you also prevent its rotting, since the moist conditions under your mulch are a perfect environment for fungal expansion.

During summer, leaf mulching provides savings for you, in conditions of filtering and watering. It will prevent the soil from drying up. Therefore, less watering will be required. Since it prevents the weeds from germinating, you are giving your veggie a head start in conditions of its development, and weeding expenses will be lessened.

When these leaves are fully deconstructed, you can incorporate these your soil, and they will become an organic and natural fertilizer, enriching your dirt with the main elements needed by your vegetables’ normal growth. The organic and natural subject from your decomposed mulch will help your dirt to reach a well-balanced soil condition, which is fifty-percent air and normal water, forty-three percent water nutrients, and seven percent organic and natural matter.

Over mulching is a point of interest, as overdoing it, or adding too much mulch in your garden, may harm it. Under normal conditions, you mustn’t let the tea leaf mulch enter into direct contact with your vegetables. The decomposition process of your mulch may harm your vegetables, especially during summer season. As a rule of thumb, cover the area with leaf mulch up to the seam of the vegetables, and limit the mulch thickness to about two to 3 inches.

The winter situation is different, since the cold temperature will minimize the microbial activity in the leaf mulch and it is a circumstance wherein, if you do not fully cover your vegetable, then it will freeze to loss of life. Leaf mulching gives you so many benefits. Put it to use properly, and you will have an excellent gardening experience.