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Burlap for Your Garden and Lawn

Burlap for Your Garden and LawnThere are several good reasons why burlap or jute is often used in the garden. Not only is it economical but jute is biodegradable, aesthetically pleasing and solves numerous plant issues. This versatile fiber is derived from the jute plant. In fact, its uses are only limited to the imagination. Furthermore, it is a great way to limit the use of plastic in your living space. 

Some of the most common uses of jute are to prevent the spread of weeds. Additionally, this amazing material allows the roots to mature properly without inhibiting growth. What is more, jute aids in retaining both water and nutrients to keep your plants healthy and promote growth. Likewise, wrapping jute cloth around young plants or trees can prevent breakage from the weight of snow in the winter. For information on how to use jute for soil erosion on a slope see Home Guides SFGate

Jute or hessian cloth is a higher grade of fabric when compared to sacking cloth. It is also a lot more Eco friendly than plastic sheets which typically gets shredded into the soil due to breakage. Overall, there is less maintenance and your plants have a healthier environment when jute fabric is used. Equally, jute is pleasing to the eye and has a natural color that blends into your landscape. 

There are many other ways to utilize jute for your lawn and garden needs. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: 

Protect Plants from Animals

Some gardeners have constant issues with animals that can destroy a vegetable or flowerbed overnight. Using jute may help protect your plants from creatures like deer or rabbit. Simply construct a fabric fence with a 4-sided frame. The frame needs to be big enough so that the material does not touch the plants. Also, consider the height so that deer are unable to enter the garden space. 

Protect Plants from the Elements

Jute can be utilized to help protect plants from the elements like cold winds, frost and snow. It is the ideal material for wrapping plants in to keep them safe from cold temperatures. Jute works as a screen barrier and prevents cold winds from killing or drying various plants such as small shrubs. Keep in mind, some hardy plants and bulbs need hardening off where snow acts as an insulator. 

Instead of Mulch

Jute is an amazing substitute for mulch. It can help keep weeds out as well keep moisture in and prevent soil erosion. Basically, cover the soil around your plants with jute material to save both time and cost for extra mulch. 

Grow Potatoes in Jute Sacks

As most gardeners know, potatoes can take a lot of room to grow. One of the best ways to save space is to plant your potatoes in burlap bags. Moreover, jute bags are more economical than potato grow bags. In addition, jute bags have excellent drainage and can be rolled up the sides as the plants grow. Here is a step-by-step tutorial from Home Grown Fun to help your family produce a lot of spuds. 

Tomato Planter

The ideal environment for growing tomatoes is in a five gallon bucket. However, most containers are visually unappealing and detract from your beautiful garden. Instead, try covering your planter with burlap. For complete instructions for an easy DIY project see Making Home Base.


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