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Moss in a lawn is an indication that the turf is not growing well. It is important to consider that moss does not kill the grass; it simply creates unfavourable growing conditions such as shade, poor drainage, poor fertility or compacted soil.  These conditions, not the moss, ultimately cause the grass to die out.  If […]

How-tos : Fertilisation for Established Plants Established plants can benefit from fertilization. Take a visual inventory of your landscape. Trees need to be fertilised every few years. Shrubs and other plants in the landscape can be fertilised yearly. A soil test can determine existing nutrient levels in the soil. If one or more nutrients is […]

Feeding the soil well is one of the most crucial ways to grow a beautiful, healthy garden. Among the most important ingredients that gardeners must use to make their garden soil and plants healthy is mulch. Mulch is a thick blanket of natural materials spread over garden soil to keep it healthy. Clippings, hay, straw, […]

Once you have planted a garden, it’s a must to keep the plants and soil healthy and protected with a layer of straw or other mulch. Mulch, if properly selected and correctly applied, provides many benefits. It promotes plant growth and at the same time controls the growth of weeds. It reduces evaporation, thus saving […]

Various types of materials can be used as mulch. You can even find most of these things inside and outside your home – newspaper, cardboard, and rubber, plus leaves, grass clippings, and wood chips. Many property owners, however, debate whether to use bark or rock as mulch in their gardens or landscapes. This is because […]

Homeowners who engage in gardening can keep plants healthy through mulching. However, it’s best not to wait for summer to get started. Mulching protects and improves the soil. Also, it reduces moisture loss, preventing the soil surface from drying out and cracking. Mulching is also efficient at suppressing weed growth and reducing competition for nutrients […]

Mulching is an essential practice in gardening or agriculture. Here, organic materials such as hay, straw, leaves, sawdust, well-rotted manure, or other soft substances are used to cover the ground for the purpose of retaining soil moisture and protecting plant roots from excessive heat or cold. Other materials that may be used as mulches include […]

Plants need all the right nutrients they can get to grow well and flourish. Although the soil provides them most of these, there are other ways that you can help them to thrive better. One of these ways is through mulching. To understand what mulch is, here are some FAQs about them along with the […]

Mulches are one of the most beneficial organic materials you can spread on your garden. Once applied, they will decay into organic matter — something that is essential to having healthy soil life and plant life. Mulch also reduces the need for fertilisers and amendments and prevents the growth of weeds in your garden. It […]

Mulching is one major activity you should always do regularly. Mulches are like blankets covering exposed soil using natural materials like hay, straw, clippings, wood chips, and newspapers to protect soil structure, stabilise soil temperature, and prevent erosion or runoff. As mulch breaks down, it feeds the soil with essential nutrients. There are many kinds […]