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1416 E. Commerce St

San Antonio, TX 78205

Tel: 210-299-2666


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May 11, 2018

Im not going to lie, i'm a strong advocate of sheet mulching, also known as the lasagna method.  Throughout the years working here at Roots of Change Garden i've sheet mulched every area at least twice over.  Its a great method to build up soil in a possibly contaminated urban environment as well as using organic resources readily available for free instead of spending the whole budget on buying soil.   We also have a lot of thick clay topsoil in our area which is not bad, but not great for plants due to its poor ability to retain water and to allow roots to move freely through it.  Even slightly increasing the organic matter of soil can dramatically increase the water holding capacity of that area, which is a major necessity in our region.  Sheet mulching is basically horizontal composting over large area.  A simple google search will reveal many different debates over the perfect things to add into which layer but the general concepts is to layer various thicknesses of Carbon based m...

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