Mulch is woody to semi-woody, difficult to compost organic debris. Mulch is composed of recognizable plant material like branches, pine needles, leaves, wood, etc. Mulch helps to conserve water, protects the soil from heat, aridity, wind, weeds, and erosion. Mulch can be considered a blanket or cover for the soil. Mulch adds nutrients and organic matter to the soil as it decomposes. Apply mulch around trees, shrubs, and other plants to a depth of 3-5 inches. Do not mix or till mulch into the soil because microorganisms will use up soil nitrogen as they decompose the mulch. We offer our shredded wood mulch in bags, by the cubic yard, or pick-up truck load.