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Factors to consider when choosing and applying mulch


Last updated 8/30/2018 at 6:01pm

TEMECULA – Homeowners may associate mulch with springtime lawn and garden care but mulching in fall can benefit a lawn as well. According to the Morton Arboretum in Illinois, mulch protects roots against extreme temperatures, and not just those associated with summer heat waves.

Mulch is often connected with its ability to help soil retain moisture during especially warm times of the year, when mulch promotes strong roots that can help lawns and plants survive periods of extreme heat. But when applied in the fall, mulch also inhibits freezing and thawing in winter, reducing the likelihoo...

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