Limit moisture loss in the soil

Tree bark - Source: atelier GROENBLAUW, Amar Sjauw En Wa

If the soil is covered by mulch, leaves or groundcover, desiccation of the soil is limited. This not only reduces evaporation, but by preventing desiccation, the absorptive capacity of the soil during rainfall after a dry spell is not reduced much. The disadvantage of this measure is that the cooling effect of evaporation is lost