Do you often hear the 'experts' talk about "Soil pH" and have trouble understanding exactly what they mean? When you go shopping at your local green house are you paying attention to the recommended soil pH for your plants? There are tons of soil pH tests you can purchase for a reasonable price at any greenhouse or nursery. Remember, your plants can only take the nutrients from the soil if you have a suitable soil pH.
What is mulch? Mulch is any material covering laid on the surface of the ground, around plants as a protective layer, mainly to prevent the growth of weeds. It is important to note that mulches serve completely different functions to compost, which works to make the soil more fertile upon decomposition.