Silver Mulch increases yields up to 20% and lowers insect problems. Suitable for all types of plants and is ideal for organic gardening. Silver Mulch reflects sunlight up into the undersides of the canopy, thereby increasing photosynthesis, leading to rapid growth. Helps control soil temperatures as it holds back aphids, cucumber beetles, and squash vine borer. Dimensions 4’ x 50’ 1.25 Mil Smooth.
Rated 4 out of
Pros and consPros
Warmer soil temperature
Faster seed germination
Fewer pests (except gnats - see below)
MUCH greater moisture retention. (Like crazy good)
Pain to use - hard to keep flush with soil while planting seeds especially and if holes don't live up exactly with seeds then the foil will shade them before you realize they've popped up. It ain't gonna look like the pic.
Warm, moist soil caused fungus gnat explosion
It's too soon to say how well it will aid photosynthesis or if it will have a lasting effect on pests. If you are doing SFG like me you will have to cut it into squares rather than rows.