Mulch is applied on top of the ground to help plants flourish. It keeps down weeds, provides moisture and releases nutrients. Mulch increases or decreases soil temperature, prevents pest infestations, increases yields and looks nice.
Organic mulch is made from wood chips, shredded leaves, grass clippings, bark or other organic materials. Organic materials add nutrients to the soil.
Inorganic mulch uses small stones, gravel and black plastic for the ground cover and does not provide nutrients. Black plastic retains heat well and directs it into the ground after [...]