Mulch and Wood Chips
Wood mulch is an economical, easy-to-apply landscaping solution. It's ideal for retaining moisture: simply cover your soil with a couple of inches of wood mulch to slow moisture evaporation and cut back on the need for watering. In a dry, arid climate like California, moderating soil temperature is critical for the health of your landscape. Use wood mulch to block the sun and help keep your soil cool. You can also use wood mulch as an effective method of weed control. Weeds have difficulty emerging from beneath a cover of wood mulch - making it the perfect product for paths and garden borders.