Think Mulch

Think Mulch

 

Mulch – a protective covering (as of sawdust, compost, or paper) spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds, enrich the soil, or keep fruit (as strawberries) clean” — Merriam-Webster

It is on this page that we hope you spend time exploring and learning to understand the benefits and advantages of applying a layer of mulch to your garden beds.

Recently, UCCE Davis published an article on the impact mulch can have in the suppression of weeds:

The UCCE Master Gardeners describe the difference in material and benefits between compost and mulch:

The constant that you will read through these websites is that mulch will suppress weeds, maintain a healthy soil temperature for the roots of your plants (keeping them cool in the hotter months and warm in the cooler months) and if you use an organic mulch, it can also contribute to the health of your soil, which also follows our belief that we should be feeding the soil, not the plants.  More on that to come…..

Still confused?  Call us for a consultation and we will visit your home with locally available mulch samples for you to view in your own garden.  We will explain the choices between organic and inorganic mulches and help you choose a product for your garden.  $65/hour