Want to save water in your garden?
Consider replacing the natural soil in your garden with course mulch. Unlike soil, mulch retains water more efficiently, which means you can water less and save more. This little trick is just one way to cut back, but it’s effective.
Up to 70% of water can evaporate from the soil on a hot day if you don’t have mulch as a protective layer on top. Mulch is one of the best moisture holding strategies you can employ. It prevents evaporation from the soil surface, helps suppress water-thieving weeds from growing and many mulches add vital nutrients to the soil at the same time. Avoid fine mulches that tend to clump and become water-repellent.
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