Benefits of mulching :
Mulching can be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your soil and your plants. A layer of mulch will help prevent the germination of many weed seeds, reducing the need for cultivation or the use of herbicides. Mulches also help moderate the soil temperature and retain moisture during dry weather, reducing the need for watering. Mulches protect the soil from the impact of raindrops that can cause crusting. Crusting can prevent the germination of seedlings.
Mulches also can be used to enhance the look of your flower beds. Many mulches provide uniformly rich color that contrasts with the plants. 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. Colors of much available: black,brown, red and natural.