Mulch has two very important functions in the landscape: weed control and nutrient protection. Mulch is used to defend against noxious or invasive weeds. Mulch also has another important job. It protects the top layer of soil (Topsoil) in the bedding areas. Topsoil holds most of the organic matter providing valuable nutrients and micro-organisms.
Weeds are a big topic in the landscape world in South FL. A distinction should be made as to what is a weed and what is not a weed. Basically, a weed is defined as an “unwanted plant”. In the organic world, a noxious weed is something that is invasive to native plants and causes destruction to natural ecosystem. Sustainscape will always work with you to determine what is a weed or a plant that could be considered “acceptable.”