Pro's of Deep Mulching
The pro's of deep mulching are many and very useful. For starters you have the obvious benefits of,
But there are many other side benefits that don't come across as obvious at first glance you have,
With the benefits of deep mulching it is hard to believe that there is actually any detractors at all but alas there are a few.
Con's of Deep Mulching
It can be a fair amount of work in its own right. In order to successfully use deep mulching you have to be able to source enough material to cover your garden space. This can be tricky sometimes depending on where you live, what resources you have available to you and how ambitious you are in your mulching practices. Another thing to take into consideration is what may be on the material you are adding to your garden.
Take lawn clippings for example; if you source lawn grass from an area that has been heavily sprayed with pesticides or herbicides you could accidentally be adding harmful chemical to your garden. This in turn could affect your gardening success and what you are able to grow for years to come.
One of the other con's to deep mulching is also ironically one of the pro's to the system as well. Since you so handily providing a home for beneficial organisms you can also provide a home for harmful one like nematodes and slugs which can decimate a crop very quickly.
Getting Started With Deep Mulching
Now there are as many ways and materials to use to start deep mulching as there are gardeners out there. One of the most common methods that I am familiar with is as follows,
Deep mulching can be a very useful tool in any gardeners tool bag. It comes with many benefits and just a few detractors and can be a great addition to your gardening regime. If you give this method a try let me know how is works for you so we can continue to learn more about deep mulching and whether it is effective in your particular area.
Hello my name is Josh Larson and I am the creator of the Green Living Library. Here on the blog you will find updates to content found in the Green Living Library as well as stories from those living the sustainable life already.