Why should I use mulch in my landscape?

Posted on: February 7, 2013

There are many good reasons to mulch. Mulch serves many useful functions, as it is very beneficial to your plants and soil. A good layer of mulch will reduce evaporation from the soil, improve the penetration of water, help control the fluctuation of soil temperatures protecting plants from the damage of extremely cold temperatures, add nutrients to the soil as the mulch decomposes, and discourage the growth of weeds. In addition to all of the benefits just listed, mulch is very attractive in a landscape. As you can see, there are lots of good reasons to mulch!