Considering how the landscape trees look these days, all green and beautiful, planted in islands of red bark chips, it’s almost impossible to believe that the world was not introduced to green mulching nearly five decades ago. Earlier, nature had its way of mulching by utilizing the fallen leaves on the ground. But then, people started going with fall and spring cleaning to maintain the neatness of their backyards and gardens, leading to the evacuation of leaves, which could have naturally turned into mulch. But fret not, because we humans are intelligent species. We now apply mulch made of leaves, pine needles, and other organic stuff (like compost and bark), to maintain moisture, reduce weed growth, mitigate soil erosion, and improve soil conditions.