MULCHING, WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT IS DONE
Mulching is an agronomic practice with which it is possible to prevent the growth of weeds and, at the same time, isolate the roots from low temperatures and avoid, in the summer months, that the water evaporates too quickly from the ground. It is a process that is as useful as it is simple, used both in gardening and in agriculture. But how is mulching done? Here are some tips to make it right.
WHAT IS MULCHING?
Mulching is one of the most common, useful and simple practices to put in place to grow plants. Mulching means to cover the free soil around the crops with natural or plastic material. In this way the light is not allowed to reach the ground and therefore the growth of weeds and the normal mechanisms of competition between them and the cultivated species is prevented. But that’s not all, with the mulching it is also possible to preserve the water reserves of the soil since, in the absence of light, the evaporation of water from the ground is drastically reduced and that the covering layer constitutes a physical barrier to the dispersion of steam.
HOW IS MULCHING DONE?
For mulching use polyethylene or natural material sheets. Place the chosen material on all the land, cultivated or not, leaving only the trenches. There are dedicated machines to do the mulching, like the mulcher bull, so be sure that you choose them wisely.
When you have to deal with mulching and you need an expert advice, the team of Peruzzo is always ready to help you.