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Coir for mulching the soil


Among the materials used for the smoothing of the land is thecoconut fiber.Therecoconut fiber, used for themulch of the ground, has the undoubted advantage of being able to be buried, by milling, at the end of the period of use without creating problems of disposal or environmental pollution.

Coconut Fiber for Mulching
The best natural method for weed control in a crop ismulch. This technique can come through the use of a large number of materials, among the most decorative are polished glass fragments and coconut fiber. The systems ofmulchmore widespread see the use of plastic films which, at the end of cultivation, force the user to perform cleaning, collection and disposal.

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With the coconut fiber(as well as using other plant residues) the problem of disposal is avoided and at the end of the harvest the material can be easily buried. Theremulch with coconut fibercreates the ideal microclimate for plant growth, reduces the loss of water from the soil by evaporation and manages to keep the soil soft.

Alternatives to thecoconut fiber for mulchingof the land:
There are many materials of plant origin that can be used formulch of the ground, thecoconut fiberit has the only advantage of being particularly decorative.

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Thecoconut fibersthey are imported from India, Sri Lanka and other exotic countries, they are obtained by drying the outer skin of the coconut. They are commercially available in rolls or strips and must be arranged in a thickness of 3-5 cm. Here are the alternatives:

  • Dry leaves
    They are harvested in autumn, exclusively from healthy plants, stored in bags and used when needed for mulching at no cost. In windy areas, dry leaves can be covered with bark flakes.
  • Mowing grass
    Once cut, the lawn grass must be dried and arranged in thicknesses of 5-8 cm for mulching at no cost. In windy areas, the cut grass can be covered with bark flakes.
  • The straw
    It is available in thicknesses from 5 to 8 cm. It will need to be regenerated much more slowly than the aforementioned dry leaves and grass clippings.
  • Hazelnut shells
    Like cocoa bean shells, hazelnut shells can be used for many years. They must be arranged in a thickness of 5 cm.

In the photo, the coconut fiber marketed by univerde.it

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Video: How to mulch your garden with Coir Chip - Long lasting expandable mulch (October 2020).