Advantages Of Plant Mulching Or Mulching

Quilting is a technique widely used for its many advantages in the cultivation of plants and vegetables. We show you the advantages of padding!

Mulching or mulching for plants consists of covering the soil with a layer of organic material (straw, bark, leaves) or inorganic (plastic, gravel) to isolate and protect it. To make a cushion you can use different materials. With them the earth is covered around the plant until obtaining a thickness of five or ten centimeters. It is important to cover the entire area where the roots of the plants are buried so that they are completely protected.

Advantages Of Plantation Mulching

Protect from Frost

The padding protects the plants against frost and extreme temperatures in winter. The plants are very sensitive to cold, so when the frost starts a good mulch cumming can prevent the roots from freezing and dying.

Reduces Evaporation

The padding reduces the evaporation of water in summer. It retains the humidity of the soil accumulated during the spring rains that help to hydrate the plant. In this way we will not need to water them so much.

Avoid Weeds

Prevents the proliferation of weeds, since it prevents the passage of light.

Serves as Fertilizer

If organic materials are used, they nourish the soil little by little while they decompose.

Protects from Erosion

It protects the soil from erosion by rain and wind while maintaining the structure of the soil.

The mulch should be applied at the end of spring, to conserve the moisture accumulated after the spring rains. It is also advisable in autumn, before the arrival of frost, to protect the roots and prevent them from freezing causing the death of the plant.