♦ Helps maintain soil moisture. Mulch slows evaporation and reduces the amount of water that is needed by the plants. read more +
♦ Inhibits weeds. It is almost impossible to keep weeds out of bedding areas without some type of mulch covering.
♦ Helps maintain soil temperature. Mulch keeps the plants’ roots warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
♦ Adds Beauty. Mulch gives planting beds a neat and uniform appearance. Its color and textures compliments the plants and the house.
♦ Reduces soil erosion. Water running off the house or from adjacent areas can create a lot of soil erosion. Mulch will decrease the amount of soil lost.
♦ Improves the soil. Any organic mulch will decompose over time. This will increase the soil’s fertility and improve the soil’s texture and drainage.
♦ Provides protection. Having a layer of mulch around plants and trees will protect them from lawnmowers and string trimmers.
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