Can you use alfalfa as mulch?
Also to know is, is alfalfa good for the soil?
Alfalfa builds organic matter in your soil providing nutrients to plant roots. Its high nitrogen content helps other organic material to decompose. Organic matter also helps to prevent compaction, acts like a sponge and holds moisture in the soil, improves soil structure, and helps to prevent erosion.
Subsequently, question is, what is alfalfa meal used for? Alfalfa Meal is an all natural fertilizer made from fermented alfalfa plants. It's great at replenishing worn out soils when used as a soil amendment. It can also be used as an accelerant in compost piles. Seasonal planting can take a toll on your garden.
Also to know, what plants benefit from alfalfa meal?
Alfalfa meal is an alkaline substance, which means it shouldn't be used with plants that prefer an acid soil, such as camellias or rhododendrons. It can be quite powdery, so wear a face mask when you spread it in the garden.
Is rice straw good for mulch?
Rice straw is a weed-free organic mulch that is readily available in the summer and fall after rice crops have been harvested. Rice straw is lightweight, so it is best used in a place that will not get heavy winds when used without a heavier mulch as a top layer.