Mulch offers a great opportunity to make a step towards an organic gardening. It is a good time-saving measure since the mulch blocks weed and nurtures your flowers and other plants that you might be growing with it’s natural decomposition products.
There are two kinds of mulch – organic and inorganic. Both of them have their advantages and downfalls. It really depends on what kind of puroses you are pursuing with your garden. Since we are talking about organic gardening lets see how organic mulch can compliment your garden:
There are two cardinal rules for using organic mulches to combat weeds. First, be sure to lay the mulch down on soil that is already weeded, and second, lay down a thick enough layer to discourage new weeds from coming up through it. It can take a 4- to 6-inch layer of mulch to completely discourage weeds, although a 2- to 3-inch layer is usually enough in shady spots where weeds aren’t as troublesome as they are in full sun.
Therefore, organic much helps to weed out all that annoying weed freeing you some time. Although this is a great way to bring in some organic into your gradening, this is just step one for going fully organic.