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How Aluminum Foil Can Help the Mulch in Your Garden
Aluminum foil, when incorporated into mulch, offers a multitude of benefits for both garden health
and plant development.
It deters weeds by blocking sunlight necessary for germination. Its shiny surface repels pests like aphids and snails but attracts beneficial insects like butterflies
and moths.
Moreover, the reflective nature of aluminum foil can boost the amount of light reaching the lower parts of plants, thereby facilitating their complete growth.
It also helps regulate soil temperature throughout the year, reflecting the sun's heat away in the summer and towards the soil
during cooler months.
Lastly, when combined with organic mulches, aluminum foil aids in retaining soil moisture, preventing water from evaporating rapidly.