Your soil is extremely important to the future of your landscape. Building and conditioning healthy soils is critical to the wellbeing of the millions of microorganisms living in and around your landscapes root systems. Soil structure is directly related to the health of your soil. The better your soil structure, the better your roots! Healthy roots ensure healthy a plants and turf. Improved soil structure directly relates to improved water holding capacity, therefore less irrigation is required. Organic hardwood mulch landscape bed top dressing once a year is just as important as composting. It is important to note that all your landscape needs is 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Anything thicker will create negative results. Do not mound around the base of trees, palms and shrubs.