How to Use mulch in your garden to keep the soil moist
It is important to use mulch in your garden if you wish to slow the evaporation of water and keep your soil moist longer. Mulch looks nice and is helpful to put around newly planted plants. four to six inches of mulch will allow you to water your plants less.
According to Julie Chai, associate garden editor of Sunset magazine, spreading mulch over your plant beds not only looks good, but can save you money as well