Mulching your flower and vegetable garden is a great way to suppress weeds, conserve water, prevent erosion, and regulate the temperature of your soil. In fact, mulching is probably the most time-saving measure you can take in your garden. There are many types of mulches - plastic, wood chips, pine needles, and straw, to name a few. So, which type is best for your garden? Here’s a mulching checklist to help you decide.