The Basics of Mulching
Last updated 4/22/2020 at 3:11pm
Mulch is available in various forms. Like other land and garden products, mulch can go a long way toward helping plants thrive.
Mulch comprises just about any material that is spread over the surface of soil. Its purpose is primarily to help soil retain moisture. In addition, mulch can staunch weed growth, keep soil cool, improve the aesthetics of garden beds, and even improve soil nutrient composition. When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather.
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