Mulch will freshen up and make your landscaped areas stand out from the rest of your lawn. Mulch is an important part of landscaping. It has a long list of benefits including: moisture retention, soil temperature moderation, erosion prevention, and frost damage reduction in spring. Mulch also returns organic matter into the soil as it breaks down. Organic mulches are better than inorganic mulches when used around plant material. Consider cypress mulch or shredded hardwood or woodchips for your next project.