Mulching offers many advantages. First, mulch in your gardens are attractive. They add texture to a landscape and enhance its appearance. Mulch also acts as a protective barrier around your plants and over your bare soil.
- A newly planted tree’s best friend is mulch. It is very important to remember to mulch your tree after you have planted it.
- When adding mulch to your garden beds, avoid piling the mulch up against the trunk of trees or stems of plants. This can lead to insect and disease issues.
- Using too deep a layer of mulch can also be a problem – generally, 2-4 inches of mulch is recommended for most plants.