Coir Mulch Mat:
Coir mulch is organic, biodegradable, renewal, and nice looking. It’s made a big splash on the garden scene as gardeners look for more ways to be sensitive to the environment. You can do your part to protect limited resources by substituting coir for other materials and recommending coir mulch to fellow gardeners.
These Coir mulch mat can be used anywhere for control of weeds around a newly planted sapling. The Jute-Coir non woven cuts supply of sunlight to the ground and prevents growth of weeds. Being bio-degradable it decomposes over time to form humus and further helps in the plant’s growth. It can absorb and retain water up to 5 times its own weight. Coir mulch mat suitable for 8″ diameter pots.
Advantages of Coir Mulch
Coir mulch has other advantages. Because it both holds water and drains well, coir mulch helps moderate moistures levels in the garden. It also moderates soil temperature, cutting temperature fluctuation in half. Like any good mulch material, coir helps control weeds, but it lasts up to three years, a lot longer than mulch from newspaper, straw, or grass clippings.
When it does biodegrade, coir adds organic matter to the soil.
Some coir even contains beneficial fungi that help control disease organisms that could infect plants. The coarse texture of coir may deter slugs and snails.
Coir mulch reduces the need for watering by as much as 50 percent, an important consideration in drought-prone areas of the country.
One of the biggest benefits of coir mulch is its light weight. Coir mulch comes in tightly packed, lightweight blocks, which expand when exposed to water. Less than ten pounds of coir expands into two cubic feet of mulch, which can cover twelve square feet at a depth of two inches.
It’s also quite attractive, and its rich brown color doesn’t fade.