From naturally suppressing weed growth to insulating your roots, there are a lot of reasons why it’s a good idea to mulch your garden.

10 reasons why you should use homemade mulch in your garden

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  1. Naturally Suppress Weed Growth

Mulch prevents weeds by suffocating the seeds before they are able to grow, without the need for chemical weed killers.

  1. Retain Moisture & Water Less

Mulch can act as a barrier between the soil and the sun, making it harder for water in the soil underneath to evaporate.

  1. Reduce Soil Erosion

Mulching will make it harder for rain and other runoff to erode your soil.

  1. Reduce lawn mower damage

Mulch can prevent accidental damage from lawnmowers by acting as a physical barrier.

  1. Provide Nutrients to the Soil

Organic mulch will eventually rot, which provides plenty of nutrients to your soil. This can even attract worms and other helpful soil organisms to your garden.

  1. Insulate Your Plants

Mulch is a natural insulator. It can help keep your plants cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  1. Minimize Maintenance

Mulch requires very little care and maintenance once it’s put down. Just replace it once a year.

  1. Recycle Responsibly

Converting waste and debris into mulch is a great way to keep it out of a landfill. Hey, grass clippings, shredded bark, wool, cardboard, and even sawdust can be used as mulch

  1. Save Money

Creating your own mulch requires some basic equipment, but once you own it, making your own mulch is essentially free.

  1. Add Visual Appeal

Mulch is a great way to make your yard look neater. Use it to highlight edges or standout features, like garden beds or trees.