PrettyPlant® Planting Mulch is a 2 in 1 product that is decorative but also blended to improve the soil. It is all natural, 100% plant derived, fully cured and made without dyes or animal waste. It contains even more plant available nitrogen than our Natural Mulch and is tested to meet compost standards. As a planting mulch, it can be used to add organic matter to the soil, improve soil structure and porosity, reduce or eliminate the need for fertilizer or plant food, and improve the soils ability to hold moisture and nutrients but drain excess water. It can be mixed with the soil as you plant and also used on top of the soil as a decorative mulch when you are finished planting.