Organic. Small companies and billion-dollar corporations everywhere in the world love that word. Everything, every label that contains the word “organic” or “bio” on it costs twice as much when compared with the “regular” version, have you ever noticed that?
But don’t worry because today we’re going to tell you everything there is to know about DIY organic mulch that will cost you next to nothing and it will keep your garden happy.
Let’s begin with the simple question: what is mulch? Well, mulch is that “stuff” that you spread over the soil surface of your yard, garden or flower beds. Mulch has several purposes. It helps retain the moisture in the soil, keeps the weeds away, keeps the soil warm in the winter and cool in the summer and it also looks pretty cool sometimes (decorative mulch).
If it’s the organic type, mulch will also work as a fertilizer for your plants because it decomposes over time, releasing nutrients into the soil.
As you can see, mulching is an important step to take if you’re into vegetable gardening. If you don’t use mulch, weeds will become a problem in no time. Many fruit and vegetable plants have trouble with regulating moisture level properly, especially during the hot summer days.