Types of Mulch and Benefits

Mulch is a protective layer of material spread over the soil surface around plants.

It is a natural cover, providing many benefits to plants and the surrounding environment.

Mulch can be made from various organic and inorganic materials, and its primary purpose is to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, moderate soil temperature, and enhance overall soil health.

Types of Mulch

Mulch comes in different forms, each with its characteristics and suitability for specific gardening needs.

Let’s take a look at some common types of mulch:

Organic Mulch

Inorganic Mulch

Living Mulch

Benefits of Mulching

Now that we understand what mulch is and the various types available let’s explore the numerous benefits it offers:

Moisture Conservation

Weed Suppression

Temperature Regulation

Soil Health Enhancement