An assortment of mulches
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Rob D. Brodman

More Than a Pretty Face

No matter what condition your garden is in, adding a layer of mulch will give it a clean, freshly planted look. But the benefits of mulch are not just cosmetic.

Mulching is one of the best ways to maintain soil moisture (and to save on your water bill), insulate roots from both heat and cold, and minimize the need to weed.

Depending on your garden situation, many materials can make great mulches. Check out a sampling of our favorites, which are widely available in bags or in bulk from nurseries and landscape supply centers.

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