Infographic: Benefits of Mulch

Posted by ChromaScape on Feb 4, 2021 3:34:09 PM
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Mulch is a great landscaping option because it not only looks great, but it can also help improve the health of your plants and soil. Here are just a few of the many benefits mulch can bring to your landscaping design.

Improves Soil Moisture

  • Reduces evaporation so you can water less frequently
  • Less drought stress yields healthier, more resilient plants

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Adds Aesthetic Appeal

  • Colored mulch adds a pop of color to your landscaping design
  • Uniform mulch beds look cleaner and more attractive

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Limits Weeds

  • Stops weed seeds from germinating by blocking sunlight
  • Decaying organic mulch can also inhibit germination of weed seeds

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Prevents Erosion

  • Protects soil from wind, water and vehicle-induced erosion
  • Limits soil compaction by reducing physical impact on soil beds

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Moderates Soil Temperature

  • Prevents soil from getting too hot during summer months
  • Protects sensitive root structures and gives you more planting options

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Increases Soil Nutrition

  • Decomposing organic mulch releases nutrients into the soil
  • Creates better environment for healthy plant growth

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Reduces Plant Disease

  • Physically reduces splashing of rain droplets that can carry harmful spores
  • Encourages growth of benecial microbes to reduce dangerous pathogens

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Topics: mulch colorant, water conservation, low-maintenance landscaping, soil erosion, soil temperature, aesthetic appeal, reduces plant disease