Mulch can be an important addition to any yard or garden; however, it must be applied properly and strategically. Even many experienced landscapers will end up using too much or applying it incorrectly. This can inadvertently inhibit plant growth and cost you both time and money.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of mulch and how to use it properly.
What Is Mulch, and What Are Its Benefits?
Any product applied to the topsoil of a planting bed can be considered mulch. Mulches may be organic (made from plant- or animal-derived materials), or inorganic (gravel, stone, or …