Landscape Magic

Mulch is landscape magic! It provides organic matter to help improve soil structure. It also feeds the soil ecology for increased fertility and disease resistance. Mulch reduces erosion, insolates against temperature extremes, reduces compaction and evaporation, and much, much more.

Plants growing in regularly renewed mulch are healthier and do better in stressful conditions. Mulch is a great way to recycle organic debris as plant nutrients and soil building material. Using mulch reduces waste, improves plant health, conserves water, and reduces pollution.

Mulch also gives the landscape a finished look, making your landscape stand out as a healthy, beautiful part of our environment.

Links

Bay-Friendly Mulch Guide (English) (Spanish)
How Does Organic Matter Work?
Soil Morphology
Bay Area Sources for Mulch and Compost
Using Mulches in Managed Landscapes