If you are looking to seed plants, flowers, trees, or anything else, mulch is the perfect way to go. Cedar mulch is an attractive top dress for gardening areas. The oils from the cedar produce an aroma that repels bugs, which makes your garden comparatively pest-free. However, Cedar mulch can lose its rich color quite quickly, turning to a grayish color. Additionally, for mulch to be truly beneficial to growing plants, it should contain an even mix of nitrogen and carbon-rich materials.
Cedar wood chips are mostly carbon, so during decomposition, the mulch chips steal some nitrogen from plants. With this in mind, it may be necessary to fertilize occasionally with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Mulch can be made up of either organic or inorganic material which is spread out on top of soil. It naturally holds moisture and will actually help plants maintain a more even soil temperature and will even prevent the growth of weeds. Mulch also looks great in any garden, adding to the endless benefits to your landscape.