Why is mulching important?

How does mulch improve soil?

To help improve soil using wood mulch and mulches made from other organic materials improve the soil as they break down. There are microbes and insects in the soil that naturally consume the mulch over time.

How does mulch prevent weeds?

To help prevent weeds, by adding a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch it will naturally prevent weeds from sprouting up and taking over the landscape.

How does mulch conserve moisture?

Mulch can help slow moisture evaporation process which means more water will remain in the soil and will be available to thirsty plants.

How does mulch protect against temperature changes?

Mulch acts as an insulator. It helps regulate soil temperature to keep the plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

How does mulch add curb appeal?

Mulch will instantly add rich color and a tailored look to your landscape beds, around trees and shrubs, and garden beds. The darker the mulch the better brightly colored flowers will stand out. However, don’t forget that black mulch will reflect the heat.

– The Capstone Landscape Management Team

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