Most homeowners view mulch as just cosmetic, opting to not spend the time and money to do it on a yearly basis. But, what most homeowners don't realize is how important mulch really is to your landscape. Mulch is more than just ground cover to make your landscape look good.
Mulch acts as a barrier between the sun and the soil, limiting the ability for weeds to spring up in your garden.
Prevent Soil Erosion
Mulch acts as a barrier for the soil, keeping rain from pounding the bare soil which loosens it making it available for erosion. Mulch also slows moving water.
Using mulch to cover the soil limits evaporation. Many mulches absorb and retain water, benefiting your garden and your water bill.
Maintain Soil Nutrients
When mulch breaks down through decomposition, nutrients are provided to the soil and for the plants and trees. It also helps keep nutrients locked in the ground, protecting them from being washed away by rain and erosion.
Encourage Beneficial Earthworms
Earthworms are an important part of your landscape. Using organic mulches encourages earthworms in the soil.
Gives the Landscape a Cosmetic Makeover
Mulch adds the final touch to any landscape. Mulch can make all the difference in the look of any landscape.