Mulch is an easy way to improve the look of your landscaping.  It can be applied any time of the year.  However, the best time is during spring after the soil has warmed.  Mulching trees, flowers and shrubs provides insulation and helps conserve moisture by reducing surface evaporation.  A 3-4 inch layer of mulch reduces soil erosion and helps control weeds by preventing most weeds from sprouting.

Mulching also reduces the chance of damage to trees and shrubs from lawn mowers and weed trimmers.