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Garden with Insight Help: Mulch the soil for winter

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Pick up the bag, choose Straw, and put some on the soil

Applying a mulch to the top of the soil is one of the best ways to protect the soil from wind erosion and cold. We'll apply a mulch of straw. Put down the shovel and pick up the bag. Choose Straw from the list of bag contents (the third box on the toolbar). Click on each soil patch a few times until the soil patch has enough straw on top to change its color to a light brown. [If it doesn't turn exactly light brown, don't worry. Just put a few clicks of straw on.]

In the winter, your mulch will insulate the soil surface from the wind and cold. In the spring, your mulch will keep the soil moist and cool and will encourage biological activity.

Applying a mulch of straw to a soil patch using the bag

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