A natural weed suppressant
Mulching has many advantages. Aside from reducing weed growth, it conserves soil moistures, improves soil health and fertility, and adds to the general visual appeal of your garden.
Mulching means that you cover the soil in your beds with natural material like bark chips. This organic horticulture method serves to protect the soil and supplies it with nutrients.
Wind, weather, drought: the soil in your beds is exposed to many external influences. It can therefore be useful to apply a protective layer in the form of so-called mulch. Gardeners have learned this principle from nature - after all, there is practically no bare soil: leaves, broken branches, plants, or a layer of humus usually cover the ground naturally. If you mulch properly, the soil remains moist, the wind cannot dry it out, and water does not evaporate so quickly. Rain, in turn, is absorbed by the soil and does not wash it away. The protective layer also acts as a warming blanket and can thus accelerate the growth of your plants and prevent weeds from growing. For fruit and vegetable plants, which are particularly thermophilic, mulch can even increase the yield.
Useful helpers such as worms, bacteria and micro-organisms loosen the soil under the mulch and decompose the organic cover of garden cuttings and the like, adding nutrients to the soil and increasing the humus layer. You’ll find that you need to water less and spend less time on manually loosening the soil of a well-mulched bed.
With the practical trailer that is optionally available for your X100, you can transport even large quantities of mulch quickly and conveniently directly to your planting beds.