Compost Mulch – enhance Your Gardens Soil Structure While Mulching
Compost makes a excellent mulch and can supply many benefits to your gardens soil. It is complete of organic matter that will supply nutrients to satisfy the soil for your plants, enhance soil structure, control weeds, help prevent plant disease and provide a excellent ecosystem for advantageous insects.
The use of compost as a mulch is a great way to keep the community of life active that is living in your gardens soil working for you and improving the soils structure. Organic matter as a mulch or mixed into the soil is what keeps the food web in an organic garden going. It is the meaningful to having a good healthy soil structure. Leaves also used for composting makes excellent mulch. They are best used after shredding. Whole leaves mat down when they aren’t shredded preventing water and air from getting to the soil.
Mulching your plants with a three to four inch inner of compost will supply the nutrients needed for your plants to thrive. A good nutrient high humus compost is a slow release fertilizer. It will add nutrients to the soil over a long period of time keeping your plants healthy. It is also a good defense against insects and disease. Creating and ecosystem that will keep advantageous insects living in your soil and mulch is the best natural method of organic insect control.
Compost mulch is ideal for a no-till garden. It provides the perfect ecosystem for arthropods to survive by providing them with a complete time food source and moist living conditions that they need.