Knowing how to make mulch has a number of benefits. Mulch is well known for retarding weed growth and helping the soil to retain moisture. Making your own mulch helps keep your landscape clear of debris while lightening the load on your local landfill.
How To Make Mulch In Your Own Garden
Landscape mulch is typically made from the roughly ground remains of plants and trees. Commercial mulch is often created from bark and other parts of trees. While some mulch is created from renewable resources, many mulch sources utilize clear-cut, mature growth trees-cypress mulch is notorious for coming from these types of sources. Making your own mulch is a great (and simple!) alternative. These tips will help you get started:
What is mulch? Mulch should not be confused with compost or other soil amendments. Where compost is mixed into the soil to lighten soil composition and add nutrients, mulch rests on the surface of the soil.