Plants create their own mulch in the form of fallen leaves. Let's "leave it there" to provide:
  • future food for the plant
  • holds in moisture in the soil
  • reduces temperature of surrounding area by reflecting light (rather than absorbing it like dry ground does - or something like a parking lot on a hot day)
  • all the beneficial life living on the leaf helps to build the biology in the soil.

There's some good, basic tips provided on TreePeople's website. Click here to connect to it.