Why mulching does more harm than good.
Dec 20, 2019
Modern gardeners when planting is increasingly resorting to the soil mulching. On his site, I also prefer this method, often using herbs. But in addition to herbs sometimes used food waste such as husks or eggshells. This is what I recently wrote on his channel, I recommend everyone to read this article. In it, I gave details of three of the best ways of mulching organics and one that should not be used in your garden.
Many people consider mulching one of the most important steps for the formation of high-quality crop. But few people think about the dangers or disadvantages. In this article I will tell you why in some cases the mulch should not be used.
Changing the composition of the soil
No matter what is used for mulching, this composition is introduced into the soil and changes its composition. Straw is detrimental in that the eventually formed nitrogen deficiency in soils, using the Grass nitrogen content conversely exceeds the norm, and the use of needles acidifies ground.
But if you change the composition of the need to change and fertilizers, processing or make additional fertilizing, unfortunately, this few people think. Therefore, when mulching is important to think in advance, in this regard, you need to change in their usual care for cultures.
formation of mold and mildew
One of the major problems beginners. At first, I had to face this. If incorrect formation of mulch layer, it begins to undergo decay and rot. If nothing is done the fungus can affect all planted plants. So before you apply mulch on your site responsibility of the Council to this approach. Read the information on garden forums, ask for advice from the neighbors or acquaintances.
Another problem except fungal diseases can be mulch appearance of harmful insects, germs and slugs. And in some cases there are got even moles and mice. Undoubtedly, such vryatli guests will benefit for a vegetable garden. Therefore, to avoid problems, you need to constantly check the landing with mulching. Not an instant effect
But the benefits of mulch does not appear immediately. As well as the structure change occurs in one year, lest the land become more fertile you need at least 2-3 years. My conclusions
After weighing all the pros and cons, I came to the conclusion that mulching gives a good result when used on the site. I do mulch the beds with cucumbers, strawberries and tomatoes. The main thing is not just to put a plant grass, and make sure that there were no pests, and make additional fertilizing and fertilizers. If you use my advice, mulching will only bring benefit and help to improve the quantity and quality of the crop.
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