Mulching consists of covering the land between the plants in your garden in order to stop the growth of weeds and maintain moisture in the soil. The layer of compost, leaves, straw, plant remains can also be a good source of food earthworms and other useful organisms. The mulch layer protects the production from pollution and pests.
The mulch layer keeps the surface of the soil warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Underneath it, the activity of the microorganisms is accelerated, so the soil becomes more loosened.
If you want to mulch your garden area, use different organic materials: mowed grass, straw, leaves, cut weeds (provided they do not have seeds), or plant and leaf scraps from the layer of vegetables and flowers.
This material must be applied in a thin layer between the vegetable rows. If the mulch is matured, spreading it will be smoother. Mowed lawn must be allowed to dry for a day before we use it as a mulching material, otherwise it becomes a sticky mass.
Mulching begins in spring, after the crops are rising, and continues throughout the summer; the mulch must be maintained, otherwise, with its removal, the heat, aeration and humidity levels in the soil suddenly change, creating unfavorable conditions for aerobic microorganisms and roots. For questions on when to fertilize lawn in Colorado get help from local companies.