Silver Mulch is one multi-tasking garden superstar! Increases photosynthesis by reflecting sunlight to the undersides of plants, leading to rapid growth; fends off aphids, cucumber beetles and squash vine borer; and aids in soil temperature control—all of which helps increase yields by up to 20%! 1¼ mil. Suitable for all types of plants and ideal for organic gardening.
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.