The use of mulch in the landscapes is one of the easiest ways to grow healthy plants and at the same time conserve water. Using mulch has been a goto method by experienced landscape designers like Tacoma Landscapings.
Curious about mulch?
Mulch is literally just a safe ground cover that conserves water and reduces evaporation, minimizes erosion, and manages weeds. If you choose to use an organic mulch, it also can enrich your soil. There are a lot of benefits to using mulch throughout your landscape.
Mulches come two ways… Organic or Inorganic. The most common organic mulches are grass, leaves, bark, pine needles, and compost. Typically we recommend hardwood mulch with our landscapes. It is readily available, organic, and looks great. Inorganic mulches contain bricks, chips of rock, synthetic materials like fabrics, and other non-organic materials.
There a many advantages to mulching, a big one is that it reduces water loss by evaporation. Mulches also decrease the exposure of the soil to the wind which also causes water loss.
Mulch has an insulating ability that helps cool your soil during the summer. It also helps keep it warmer during the winter months. Mulch actually promotes better plant health and root growth by better maintaining the soil moisture and temperature.