Why Use Mulch?


Mulch is a mixture of materials that are spread on your garden to serve as a covering and contain the growth of weeds. It does not only improve the look of your garden, but using organic mulch also contributes to the fertility of the soil while it decomposes.

Some examples of organic mulch are:
– Composts
– Pieces of tree barks
– Grass cuttings
– Shredded leaves
– Straw

Why use Mulch?


Weed control

Using mulch limits the growth of weed on open garden areas. By limiting the amount of sunlight getting into the weeds, they eventually die and decompose together with the mulch.

Moisture retention

While covering the soil, mulch also limits evaporation thus retaining moisture on the ground. This makes mulch an attractive option during the hot and dry season.

Pest control

Using certain types of barks for your mulch will deter several types of pests due to the natural oils they contain. With the proper assessment of your area, this material can act as a repellent to insects and pests.

Improved garden looks

Using mulch will cover most of the empty spaces on the ground. No need for regular watering and excessive maintenance. This technique will give you the finished look without the hassle.

Mulching Tips :


Always remove perennial weeds like docks, dandelions, plantains, and grasses before mulching.

Leave some space around the plant crown, or tree base. If you pile mulch up upon the crown, your plant will decay and eventually die. 1 to 2 inches of breathing room near the stem or base is enough.

Particles like compost or finely shredded bark are best. Set only 2 inches to no more than 3 inches deep around most plants and trees. You’ll risk reducing oxygen to the roots if you exceed these numbers.