Clip art depicting the mulching composting method.


  • Also can be used for soft paving of paths and play areas
  • Conserves moisture in the soil
  • Moderate’s soil temperature year round
  • Prevents soil erosion and compacting
  • Suppresses weed growth and seed germination


  • Can spread weeds through seeds or spores
  • Grass clippings treated with weed killers may poison other plants if used as mulch
  • Woody mulch competes with plants for nitrogen if deep in soil