The benefits of using reflective mulch may be more than you realize. This special mulch has the ability to more efficiently utilize existing light which is especially helpful to those growing in shadier areas. The plants are able to utilize the light from the top, but also are able to use light being reflected up from the bottom as well. This also allows the air to increase to a slightly warmer temperature too. A final benefit with this special type of mulch is that is helps to reduce infestation from certain types of insects.
- This mulch reflects lights to the plants and help keep away viruses
- It helps keep the temperature up and keeps away pests
- It can be made out of foil so costs can be low
“Reflective mulches are reflective material such as aluminum or silver polyethylene mulch that reflects light up onto the leaves of plants.”
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