Leaf Litter Mulch
What Is Garden Mulch?
You will be familiar with the leaf and twig matter that makes up the forest or bush floor. Over the years, trees constantly drop leaves and twigs to the ground in the bush. Also, the bush is filled with many forms of animals, both large and small who go about their business and indeed doing their business (pooing), foraging and eventually dying there. The resulting decay of organic matter and carcases, constitutes the forest floor’s natural mulch and compost that help nurture the plants and animals that depend upon it. This mulch is predominantly organic in nature but still supplemented by foliage (living mulch) and stone (inorganic) you’ll find in the bush and forest floor.
However, the domestic garden cannot sustain that level of leaf and twig drop, poo and decay that the bush provides to nurture and rejuvenate itself. So we as gardeners, need to seek suitable alternatives to use as mulch. Just like in the forest or bush the garden mulch has a number of purposes and comes in three different types…Organic, Living and Inorganic.
There Are Three Categories Of Landscape Mulch…