Control of noxious weeds and mosses in the pot using organic cover materials.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid noxious weeds in pots, not least because of the restrictions on the use of crop protection products. The covering of pots using organic material is an effective and sustainable alternative. Several suitable products are available, and their use depends on the type of crop and the size and environment of the pot.
The use of organic cover materials makes for a natural appearance, as well as ensuring sustainability and having multiple practical benefits. We frequently use materials such as tree bark, (coconut) fibre and rice hulls, all useful because they can be used on any size of pot. Because these natural materials are simply spread on the soil surface of pots for covering purposes after potting, they can also be processed mechanically.
Many kinds of organic cover material either degrade slowly or hardly at all, making them a long-term solution to the problem of noxious weeds and moss growth on pots. At the same time, this reduces the need for control and means that that pots need to be cleaned less frequently.