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Benefits Of Mulching
If you have a newly planted tree in your home it is very important to mulching it so that it can get the numerous advantages that mulching has apart from enhancing fast growth of the tree.
With mulching the newly grown tree gets to be safe from harsh temperature that might destroy it because mulching prevents the hot sun and winds from penetrating the soil of which at the end it conserves the coolness and the moisture of the soil so the tree cannot be affected by any harsh temperature. The thick layer of mulch when applied to a young tree that is still growing does protect the soil from erosion that may be caused by heavy rain or harsh winds this is because the layer of the mulch is very strong that it cannot be carried away by heavy rains water or wind so the soil that the tree is on cannot have erosion.
Mulching helps soil fertility in that it has materials that contain minerals and plant nutrients that are normally transferred from the mulch layer to the soil when the mulch is rained on that when it reaches the soil immediately it does improve the soil’s structure and all plants nutrients that were taken from the mulch layer improves the fertility of the soil. Mulching saves farmers labour and time because when they happen to apply mulch on their from before weeds starts to grow the farm will have less weeds and also the soil will be lose all the time so it will reduce the need of cultivation.
Mulching reduces fungal and rot diseases that may be caused when the soil comes in contact with the fruit and leaves of the plant especially if you mulch tomatoes or melons that are usually prone to fungal diseases. When mulching is done to a plant it prevents weeds from growing hence making root competition to be less in the plant meaning that the plant will be getting all the nutrients that it requires directly without anything preventing it.
When you mulch your garden or the plants that you have planted you will be protecting the soil from evaporation because mulching reduces water use in the soil to around 75% which makes no evaporation to occur in the soil so the soil will not be damaged plus the plant. Mulching encourages worms that aerate the soil and provide more fertiliser in form of warm castings making the plants to grow fast and that soil to stay rich in fertiliser always.