The Living Ecosystem of the Soil
What is MULCH?
A protective layer on the ground to reduce evaporation, conserve moisture, maintain consistent soil temperature, prevent soil erosion, control weeds, amend soil, and/or protect plants/fruit/vegetables keeping it clean and off the soil.
Generally speaking, a 2" or 3" layer of organic mulch is best.
Keep the mulch away from the stem to prevent rotting.
Be sure to choose the right type of mulch for each individual situation.
What is an "Ecosystem" ?
"a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment."