Improving the Health of Your Soil: How to Pick a Mulcher

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And an experienced gardener is well aware of this saying. All the grass clippings, fallen branches, pinecones, acorns and other organic debris that people normally consider as junk and toss it out, can be put to very good use. You see, the beauty of nature is that it can perfectly take care of itself. Every living plant that is born from the soil is supposed to go back to it, thus continuing the cycle of life.

And so, instead of getting rid of all the remnants of vegetation in your garden, by grounding them up you can create your own organic mulch which will keep your lawn, trees and flower beds healthy and attractive. By including a mulcher as part of your garden tools, you will no longer have to buy costly fertalizers that can do as much damage as good.

While picking a mulcher that’s fit to handle your particular fertilization needs, the first factor you should consider is size. Smaller models are meant for grounding up leaves and lawn clippings, and other small amounts of debris. Because they are not able to provide large quantities of mulch, these mulchers are most commonly used for home gardens. There are also large, truck mounted units that can tackle large and solid debris such as branches, brush and even tree limbs and trunks. Farms and larger gardens can surely benefit from the use of this kind of mulcher.

Of course, like any other power tool, mulchers too need to draw their power from somewhere. And so, you get to choose between gas-powered and electric units. Gas-powered models are more powerful and can easily handle heavy grinding work without getting overworked. They are also portable and can be moved to various points in your garden. On the other hand, electric units are more environmentally friendly than gas ones. They are also more affordable and have fewer running parts that require maintenance. Electric mulchers are perhaps the best choice for neighbourhood gardens because they run quieter and do not cause much disturbance.

After you’ve picked a garden mulcher, you can start producing your very own soil fertilizer free of costs and most importantly – free of chemicals! The benefits you can reap from a soil enriched with organic nutrients are thousandfold. Plants resistant to pests and diseases, trees, bushes and flower beds with more luscious foliage, virtually no pesky weeds, a balanced soil acidity which keeps moisture in are just some of the effects you can expect from using a mulcher. Wait no longer and look for one today!