Mulching is an important part of any landscape and garden design.

Mulch is used for various purposes:

  • to adjust temperature by helping soil retain more heat in spring and fall, and by keeping soil cool and even out temperature swings during hot and variable summer conditions
  • to control weeds by blocking the sunlight
  • to retain water by slowing evaporation
  • to add organic matter and nutrients to the soil through the gradual breakdown of the mulch material
  • to repel insects
  • for erosion control - protects soil from rain and preserves moisture
  • for sediment control - slows runoff velocity