The Importance of Winter Mulching

Wildlife & Eco Gardens

With how changeable the temperature and weather is becoming with climate change, it has never been more important to ensure that plants remain in dormancy during the winter months. To accomplish this the soil needs to be kept within a certain temperature range to prevent thawing. If thawing occurs and temperatures warm to a certain point, even if only for a spell, plants can be stimulated into producing new growth. This can prove very damaging if temperatures drop again, as it can kill the new shoots which will result in the plant having wasted its precious energy stores. This can lead to plant sickness or death. But fear not! There is an easy way we can protect the soil surface and prevent this from happening by using mulch.

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For those who are unaware, a mulch is a layer which is applied to the surface of the soil or compost that…

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