Ease of Maintenance:
Lightweight waste product mulches such as pine bark or cane straw easily
blow away in the wind, creating both cleaning problems and waste of
material. You Yang mineral mulches will never blow away and if properly
contained will last forever. A simple wash with the hose renews the
appearance of the product
The purity of other mulches can be in question. Where did they come from and
what has been done to them in their manufacture?
Long term effects:
Some mulches such as pine bark can add oils and other chemicals to the soil
and their long term use can affect soil quality. These sort of mulches rob
the soil of nitrogen as they decay. You Yang mineral Mulches add important
trace elements to the soil as microscopic surface layers are eroded over
time and improve soil quality
The bacteria and fungi that break down other organic mulches rob the soil of
nitrogen and other trace elements and so require the addition of added
organic fertilizer which is expensive and potentially harmful to the
environment. The breakdown of other mulches can effect soil Ph as well. As
there is no breakdown of our material neither of these two effects will
occur with use of our products..
Minimize Termite and Snail Problems:
In areas where termites or snails
are a problem, the worst thing a gardener can do is to
put an organic mulch containing cellulose fibres (pine bark, cane straw etc)
close to the house. Such material provides an ideal location for the
formation of new termite nests that can then easily infect the house.
It also encourages growth of snails. Mineral mulch having
no organic content inhibits the formation of new nests and provides a
barrier to new infections. It also provides an effective barrier to
snails entering gardens.
All organic mulches breakdown and need annual replacement to ensure they
maintain peak performance. As
mineral mulches do not break down or compost into the soil, they will only
require very infrequent topping up and so save money in the long term. They
also save on the use of fertilizer as mention in "Soil Effects" above.
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