How to choose the right mulch

For roses, choose compost

Rose bushes are real gourmets. They need food that is available during the whole growing season. Rehabilitative roses, especially for their development and flowering, need a lot of water and nutrition. Instead of fertilizing your roses with high-speed fertilizers, spread the compost on the surface of the ground beneath them. He will "feed" them constantly. The compost layer should be 10 cm. Leave the graft point at the surface of the earth uncovered.

Pine Bark - Acid Soil Support

Plants who love acidic soil (rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, heathers ...) are uncompromising: they "hate" calcareous, dense, clayey soils. Mulch that maintains low soil pH is encouraged by these plants. Pine bark with a pH of 4.5 is ideal. It facilitates the soil and, decomposing, releases elements (phenols, resins, tannins) that maintain a low pH of the soil. Aesthetically beautiful, durable, it is very effective against weeds.

Biodegradable Hedge Film

The hedge should grow fast.Young saplings can slow down in development when competing with weeds.

In this case, the method of landing in the black film slot is very effective. The film should be dense -80 microns. And biodegradable in 4-5 years.

Finely cut branches in the shredder are used under bushes.Grinding waste in a shredder after trimming shrubs and trees, lay them under bushes in the garden with a layer of no more than 5 cm. This is the best mulch for shrubs and trees, improving soil composition at the expense of microorganisms and wood fungi. A layer of 5 cm is sufficient for the soil to breathe.

Mulch the soil should be in the spring, when the soil is already warm. Do not throw away the old mulch after winter, scrape it on the paths and reuse it after the soil is warming up.