When walking around in a forest, what do you see under your feet? It isn’t green grass, but typically a mixture of leaves, pine needles, bark, broken branches, and other detritus that accumulates naturally as the life cycle of the forest progresses. This natural mixture is exactly what mulch strives to replicate in the garden.
Mulch serves a natural function on the forest floor, and it’s the same wherever plants grow. It keeps moisture locked in, helping roots retain water, suppresses the growth of competing plants, and creates a barrier against soil erosion. If recreating this process is part of your vision for your lawn, contact Altitude Sprinkler & Landscape to make it a reality with the help of a professional landscaper.