Mulch Iowa: A Guide to the Benefits of Mulch and Why you should use mulch produced in Iowa, December 17, 2003

(2003) Mulch Iowa: A Guide to the Benefits of Mulch and Why you should use mulch produced in Iowa, December 17, 2003. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Mulch helps to recreate the organic layer and soil structure of a wooded environment, which benefits your trees and shrubs... • Helps maintain even soil temperature in the roots by keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. • Promotes plant growth. • Controls weeds. • Conserves soil moisture, meaning you use less water. • Improves soil structure and quality over the root area. • Protects from mechanical damage (mowers, string trimmers, etc.) • Helps beautify the new planting.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Trees, DNR, Iowa, Mulch
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 17412
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2014 16:40
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 16:40
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17412