Make the right choice.
Although the right mulch can put the finishing touch on garden beds, most importantly, a layering of mulch will help to control weeds, retain soil moisture and keep temperatures as consistent as possible. A summer or winter application of mulch acts as an insulator, keeping temperatures from fluctuation rapidly in our more extreme seasons. The ‘best’ mulch is one that fits your needs for both function, as well as aesthetics. Even though each type of mulch has its strengths and weaknesses, your garden will appreciate a layer (2-3 inches deep) of any type that keeps your plants happy and healthy.