Mulching

Mulching


Shredded leaves, grass clippings, hay, straw, pine needles and other yard materials can be used as mulch.  Mulch should be placed around flowers, vegetables, bushes and trees.

Mulch provides the following benefits:


  • As natural mulch decomposes, it provides nutrients to plants and soil
  • Helps control insects and diseases
  • Keeps soil warmer during the winter
  • Adds moisture to the soil
  • Reduces the need for watering and weeding