The 1-800-Mulch-Pro website lists these great benefits of mulch.
- Mulch prevents weeds from growing.
- Mulch will maintain an even temperature in the soil. Warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- Mulch protects the soil from soil erosion.
- Mulch will conserve moisture.
- Mulch provides a clean surface for accessing the garden.
- Mulch can make a garden look neat and finished.
The website has some good photos of the different types of mulch, but it also has a tool that is helpful for any gardener: a mulch calculator. The mulch calculator allows you to put in the basic dimensions of your garden areas and then helps you to calculator how many cubic yards of mulch you will need to complete your landscape project. They even provide helpful diagrams to help show you how to get accurate measurements.