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Repotting Plants and Mulching Potted Plants – Video

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The importance of repotting plants:

  • Give plants room to expand their roots and grow
  • Prevent them from becoming pot bound (circling and entangled roots)
  • Fresh soil and nutrients for plant vitality
  • A bigger pot holds more soil – more soil holds more water – less frequent watering required

 

Mulching (for example using wood chips) even potted plants has many advantages:

  • Quality long term fertility
  • Stop sun from heating soil and drying out plants
  • Stop UV light from killing soil life (never leave soil open / without cover)
  • Creates insect and microbial habitat adding nutrients and heat to soil
  • Stop weeds and grasses
  • Hold water
  • Stop frost