Ways to Keep Garden Soil Moist and Cool


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Garden maintenance can be quite time consuming, so gardeners try to look for smart solutions to keep the plants healthy. Incorporating mulch and compost in the garden leads to many benefits for the plants and even lessens maintenance work for the gardener. http://www.treelopper.com.au

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Ways to Keep Garden Soil Moist and Cool

  1. 1. Ways to Keep Garden Soil Moist and CoolTaking care of the garden includes making sure that the plants are getting good amount ofwater and sunlight. Adding mulch and compost to the garden helps keep the garden soil moistand cool, contributing to healthy plant growth. By definition, mulch and compost are twodifferent things, although mulches may also be made from compost materials. Both mulch andcompost are very beneficial to gardens and they can actually make maintenance of the gardenmuch easier.Mulches may be organic or inorganic materials that are used to cover the soil to help it retainmoisture by preventing rapid evaporation caused by the suns heat. Mulches may be anythingthat are good to cover the soil, including wood chips, pebbles, grass clippings, or even volcanicstones. Mulch may also be compost materials from tree wastes gathered after tree loppingBrisbane work.The basic idea is that mulch acts as protective material for the soil for the main purpose ofmoisture retention. Since this lessens the need for constant watering, considerable amount ofwater is conserved and costs are minimised as well. Aside from their water retaining capability,mulches can also be decorative, especially if they are used for their colours to add contrast tothe garden. Another benefit of using mulches around shrubs and other plants on the ground istheir ability to keep weeds off the plants. In designing your garden, you can use mulch toseparate the grass from the other plants so that it would not be too difficult to cut the grass.Without the much barrier, the grass can easily encroach on the area where the shrubs aregrowing.Compost materials are decayed organic materials that may come from animal waste or plantmater. The main purpose of using compost is to add nutrients to the soil similar to traditionalfertilisers. It is possible to make compost from grass, tree leaves and tree scraps such as thoseleft over from tree removal. One good gardening technique is to use compost materials such aswood chips as mulch for the ground as well. The double purpose would not only help moistureretention, but also condition the soil by adding valuable nutrients to the soil.Mulch and compost are good to use for the healthy growth of the plants in the garden. Theyprovide many benefits to the garden and ease maintenance work for the garden. Mulchesmade from compost materials are best to use for moisture retention and soil conditioning.http://www.treelopper.com.au