Shredded leaves, grass clippings, hay, straw, pine needles and other yard materials can be used as mulch. Place mulch around flowers, vegetables, bushes and trees.
Mulch provides the following benefits:
- Reduces the need for watering and weeding
- Holds moisture in the soil
- Keeps soil warmer during the winter
- Helps control insects and diseases
- As natural mulch decomposes, it provides nutrients to plants and soil