Creation of the forest-garden. Step 3: mulch

After doing the earthworks and planting the trees, the time had come to nourish and protect our soil for the winter. The land we inherited was not in good condition: very clayey, overgrown with quack grass, cracked by drought, compacted by tractor passages, it was in great need of nutrients and care. So we brought him plenty of manure and old hay, then covered everything with an agricultural tarp.


Even if it is not very aesthetic, this type of tarpaulin is necessary to prevent the regrowth of quackgrass, as well as to accelerate the decomposition of organic matter thanks to the heat developed because of its black color ...



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