Conservation of moisture in the soil, suppression of weeds, maintained ideal soil temperature and the improvement of garden bed appearance are just some of the advantages of soil mulching.
But did you know that there is a much effective and less expensive mulch that can help provide a better-growing garden? That is the cypress mulch.
As we all know, the best mulches can be chopped dead leaves, dried grass clippings, organic compost, shredded newspapers, gravel or plastic sheetings but with cypress mulch, it will be dependent on the nutrients of the shredded cypress trees.
What is Cypress Mulch?
To create a cypress mulch, pond cypress trees (taxodium ascendens) and bald cypress trees (taxodium distichum) needs to be either ground into chips or shredded.
However, it is better to compose a shredded cypress mulch because it develops faster and lasts longer compared to the chipped cypress mulch.
Uses of Cypress Mulch
Blocks Weed Growth. Cypress mulch blocks weed growth in your garden and prevent any airborne seeds to germinate.
Deters Insects and reptiles. Aside from unwanted weeds, the common problem we encounter in growing a garden are the insects and other pests. Luckily adding cypress mulch in our garden deters insects and reptiles away.
Durable. Among other types of mulch, cypress mulch retains its colour and does not break down quickly, so you don’t need to replace the mulch frequently.
Retains Water. Cypress mulch retains a high amount of water. Once cypress mulch is soaked, the water gets through and allows it to pour into the plant roots which makes it beneficial as it reduces evaporation from the soil.
Nutrients. Knowing you have used cypress trees to make a cypress mulch is an assurance that you are adding nutrients to your garden.
Appearance. Lastly, having a cypress mulch as a soil cover in your garden allows it to look more attractive. Cypress Mulch also has a unique and pleasant smell when it is fresh.
With cypress mulches, your gardening projects can be cost-effective, and with its helpful uses, it can be very beneficial for you. For more details regarding cypress mulches, contact us at Labrador Landscape Supplies Brisbane!