Advantages of mulching
Besides the fact that fresh mulch makes landscape and flower beds look well groomed and lovely, there are several other advantages to mulching.
What are some of those advantages you ask. Well, mulching helps keep weeds at bay by blocking sunlight and also suffocating seedlings. Mulch also attracts worms that help with aeration of the soil beneath. A lovely layer of mulch will also help retain moisture and help maintain a healthy soil temperature. Be sure never to pile mulch against the trunk of your trees. This has the potential to cause insect and disease problems.
Be sure to get a quality mulch that doesn’t harbor pests such as slugs and snails and have it installed correctly so as not to make fertilizer application difficult.
Nothing makes a landscape look more “finished” than a lovely, fresh mulch application. Enjoy!