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#TECHNOTIPS: Mulching
by Catheryn Villorente - Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 04:35 PM
 
mulchingAre you having problems with soil fertility? Try mulching in your home gardens!

Mulches are loose coverings or sheets of material placed on the surface of cultivated soil. They can be applied to bare soil or to cover the surface of compost in containers. You can also spread them around new plantings or established beds and specimen plants.

Generally, mulching is used to protect soil from erosion by helping retain soil moisture, suppressing weeds, improving soil texture, and encouraging beneficial soil organisms. It likewise gives your garden a neat, tidy appearance and can reduce the amount of time spent on tasks such as watering and weeding.

Among the best materials are leaf mold, garden compost, wood chippings, green manure, and straw.

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(By: Angelica Marie Umali, ATI-ISD)
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Re: #TECHNOTIPS: Mulching
by Hazel Mae C. Helido - Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 04:44 PM
 
Informative. Thank you.
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