Mulch is one of the most versatile and cost-effective materials that can be used to improve a property. It is a multi-purpose material that is used to conserve moisture in the soil, keep it cooler, reduce weed growth, and promote soil quality all while improving the appearance of an area. In the past, mulch choices were fairly simple and straight forward. Today, there are more options than ever. With so many choices in mulch materials and colors, which is best for your gardening or landscaping project? In this Complete Guide to Mulch, we will take a look at all of your options to help you ultimately make the best choice for your application.
We'll start by taking an overall look at the many uses for mulch and some of the most popular mulch materials. We explore the issue of sour mulch. We'll address choices like ground covers and living mulches and review the variety of colors available. Our guide will help you measure your space to determine just how much mulch you will need and provide some general guidelines for its application. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of using mulch and how and when you can use leaves as a mulch. Finally, we'll get into the do's and don'ts of mulch and how to minimize the presence of potential pests.
Getting started is easier than you may think. We believe this guide will help make it even simpler.