Weed Less, Grow More with Mulch

Gardeners may improve their soil and weed control with organic mulch, according to research at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Extension Office. Mulch can be used in nearly every garden setting to prevent weeds from growing. Prevention is the best defense against a weedy garden. Mulch may smother annual weed seeds and reduce or eliminate cultivation, hand weeding, and chemical weed control, while contributing beneficial organic matter.