Mulching has the ability to be essential to the survival of your landscape during a drought. Mulch will reduce the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, greatly reducing your need to water your plants. Improves the quality of your soil by breaking up clay and allowing better water and air movement through the soil. Provides nutrients to sandy soil and improves its ability to hold water. Acts as an insulating layer on top of soil, keeping it cooler in the summer. It also keeps weeds down, and the weeds that do grow are much easier to remove.
The many choices of mulch: