Plant Health Benfits
Mulch has many more benefits to your trees and shrubs than meets the eye. In hot summer days, mulch helps prevent moisture loss which also lessen the amount of time you need to spend watering plants. The moisture stays around the root zone of your plants. By blocking sun light to the soil, mulch also prevents weeds and grass from sprouting up. Any weeds that do grow through are easier to pull because the ground stays moist. The ground under the mulch stays up to 10 degrees cooler in the summer, reducing stress on the plants and keeping them just as healthy as when you planted them. Another benefit to mulch is that it keeps the soil from splashing onto plant leaves, reducing the chance of plants getting certain diseases.