Mulch – most of us think of it as something there to make the ground look good. The consistent color and texture do improve the looks of your shrubs and flowers. In fact, dark- colored mulches even widen the pupil of the eye, making bright plants stand out even more. Mulching also cuts down on the amount of time and effort it will take to keep your beds and your whole property looking better throughout the entire season.
Some of the things you can count on mulch to do for you
- Prevent many weeds and grasses from sprouting by blocking sunlight from the soil.
- Keep up to 21% more moisture in the soil around the root zone.
- Help soil stay up to 10 degrees cooler in summer, which reduces stress on the plants.
Whatever type of mulch you prefer, it’s best to get an early start for the most benefits. So mulch now for much to appreciate later.