5 – Mulch

Mulching is like giving your garden a cozy blanket—it helps conserve moisture, suppress weeds, regulate soil temperature, and improve soil health. Applying a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips, straw, or compost for plants, around your plants helps retain moisture in the soil by reducing evaporation and runoff. This is especially important during hot, dry weather when water can evaporate quickly from the soil surface.

 In addition to conserving moisture, mulch also helps suppress weeds by blocking sunlight and preventing weed seeds from germinating. This reduces the need for manual weeding and helps keep your garden beds neat and tidy. Mulch also helps regulate soil temperature, keeping roots cool in the summer and insulating them in the winter, which can help reduce stress on plants.

By applying a layer of organic mulch around yo plant pots, you can conserve water, suppress weeds, regulate soil temperature, and improve soil health, creating a more hospitable environment for your plants to grow and thrive.