Mulching provides numerous benefits to gardens and landscapes. For instance, a good layer of mulch, around 4 inches, can help reduce weed development in your garden.
Mulch acts as a barrier between the soil and the elements. This helps to control moisture and prevents soil evaporation by protecting the soil from the rays of the sun and from the wind. This translates to less watering. Mulch also protects the soil against raindrops, so that there will be less soil erosion.
Mulch helps to regulate the temperature of the soil. Soil stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Mulching is a safe and natural way to help create a lush and beautiful garden or landscape. When done properly, it can also improve the appearance of your home, thus increasing its overall value.