•Moderates the soil temperature and retains moisture during dry weather, reducing the need for watering.
•Prevents germination of many weed seeds & reduces need for herbicides.
•Protects the soil from the impact of raindrops that can cause crusting and prevents the germination of seedlings
•Adds organic matter to soil as they decompose.
•Encourages the growth of worms and other beneficial soil organisms
•Mulch also can be used to enhance the look of your garden.
•The mulch helps keep plants clean by reducing the splash of soil onto leaves during rainstorms, and helps infiltration of the rainfall into the garden.
Local Source of Mulch
Tree Trimming Companies have agreed to provide Pasadena residents with FREE mulch by appointment. The following companies are participating:
Finch Tree Surgery, Inc. (626) 286-2716
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