Mulch is an important staple for gardens and flower beds. But why do we use mulch? Mulch sits on top of and insulates the soil from the elements, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also helps trap moisture to protect water from evaporating before plants’ roots can absorb it. Mulch also helps prevent weeds from spreading through your flower beds.
Materials included in mulch can include a combination of wood chips, shredded bark, pine needles, leaves, compost, straw, or grass clippings. Finally, when it comes to mulch, cheaper might not be a better alternative to more expensive types. High-quality mulch is double-ground and double-dyed. This makes the mulch spread over the soil into more of a mesh, and it means the color will last longer without fading.
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