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- Mulches prevent loss of
water from the soil by evaporation.
- Mulches reduce the
growth of weeds, when the mulch material itself is weed-free and applied
deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds.
- Mulches keep the soil
cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even
- Mulches prevent soil
splashing, which not only stops erosion but keeps soil-borne diseases from
splashing up onto the plants.
- Organic mulches can
improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays, the material becomes topsoil.
Decaying mulch also adds nutrients to the soil.
- Mulches prevent
crusting of the soil surface, thus improving the absorption and movement of
water into the soil.
- Mulches prevent the
trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
- Mulches help prevent
- Mulches can add to the
beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting
texture to the surface.
- Mulched plants have
more roots than plants that are not mulched, because mulched plants will
produce additional roots in the mulch that surrounds them.
HOW MUCH MULCH DO I NEED?
Follow this link to determine
approximate volume of mulch you require.
|The information on this page was prepared
by Marjan Kluepfel, HGIC Information Specialist, and Bob Polomski, Extension
Consumer Horticulturist, Clemson University.