Mulching helps in several ways:
- It helps in preserving soil moisture. With lesser need for irrigation, nutrients do not wash out as quickly.
- Weed infestation is minimized and the ones that do grow, it is easier to pull them out as their roots do not get anchored deeply.
- Also when herbicide needs to be used, it does less harm to roots if used properly.
- One of its most important benefits is that with good moisture present in soil at all times, microbes multiply rapidly and they break down raw organic matter into nutrients to enrich the soil.