Covering your soil with mulch means fewer weeds, less watering, and happier plants! Mulching also enriches the top soil, and gives your garden an attractive, well-tended appearance.
If you don’t mind a slightly less-managed look, fallen leaves make great mulch. (And give a great excuse not to do yard clean-up, too!)
Whether you use your own garden clippings or purchase compost, your garden will thank you very mulch.