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Mulch is good for your garden because it adds organic matter, suppresses weed growth, helps conserve water and on top of that, it looks good. One President of a Diamond Certified company, says if you mulch properly, the covering will last anywhere from 2 to 4 years. The right way to do it is to vary your mulch, cover all the bare soil, except around the base of plants and trees. You need to keep those areas dry to prevent fungus from growing. The mulch itself should be 3 to 5 inches deep.

He suggests calling a local tree service for free tree clippings to use on the bottom and then dress it up with a thin layer of store-bought mulch. Mini Fir bark is his favorite. You can also save a lot of money by buying it in bulk, rather than by the bag.