If you love your lawn and garden, you’ve probably made friends with mulch. And who could blame you? Mulch has a lot of benefits for your garden and its soul — not to mention making everything pop. If you haven’t yet learned to use mulch to its fullest, here’s how.
1. Water Savings
Mulch allows water to penetrate the soil, while reducing evaporation in hot, sunny weather. But for this purpose, not all mulch is created equal. Organic mulches are best for allowing water in (think of pine needles or straw), but any mulch (organic or not) will help keep evaporation to a minimum.