Get to Know The Benefits of Mulch!
Do you know about the magic of mulch? Adding a layer of mulch to your gardens and landscapes has so many benefits, including improved soil health, weed suppression, increased water holding capacity, reduced runoff, and erosion control.
Mulch can save water by suppressing weeds, increasing infiltration and soil water-holding capacity, moderating temperature, and reducing evaporation. Increased water capacity means less runoff making it to our creeks. Not only that, but mulch also creates a protective layer over the soil leading to less erosion.
Be sure to choose organic mulches and avoid Gorilla Hair Redwood or Western Cedar Mulch, as these types are highly flammable.
For more information on mulch, check out the UC Master Gardener Program page on mulch, Mulch - UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County (ucanr.edu). If you choose to replace your lawn with mulch and native plants, don’t forget to apply for the Water Efficient Landscapes Rebate!