The Union Newspaper
It’s fall and the trees are putting a winter blanket over their roots. In the forest the soil is covered with leaves and other decaying organic matter.
This organic mulch slowly decomposes improving soil fertility, aeration, structure, and drainage.
Mulch is part of a tree’s natural environment and provides the perfect conditions for roots. We can learn from this as the trees know how to take care of themselves.
Organic mulch provides many benefits beyond soil improvement. Mulch conserves water by decreasing evaporation and helping water soak into the ground faster. This makes more water for roots, while reducing soil erosion and runoff that contributes to flooding.
Mulch is natures blanket keeping the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This moderation in temperature extends the season available for root growth.