Its Mulch Monday! Mulch is well known as a beautiful touch to any landscape. But, it serves a better purpose than enhancing the appeal of garden beds. Covering exposed soil with the right type of mulch is a safe and efficient way to control weeds. This will protect the surface of the soil from the compacting effects of rain and reduce evaporation, which means less watering.
Mulch also keeps the soil temperature warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer. As it decomposes, organic mulch can add nutrients to the soil and create an excellent soil structure by boosting biological activity.