The use of something as simple as mulch can rejuvenate the look of any landscaped area. When done properly it also plays a significant part in weed prevention, helping to keep plants healthy by insulating them from our cold winters, and by retaining moisture in the soil to help nourish plants during the hot summer months. Mulch can be done around trees, in planting beds, areas where its hard to grow and just about anywhere. It can also help with erosion, and create that perfect aesthetic for any area.
Topdressing your existing soil with organic compost is a good practice for anyone who wants to increase the amount of organic matter in their soil. Higher amounts of organic matter will increase water and nutrient (fertilizer) absorption. It will also help in increasing micro organism activity which in turn helps your lawn become stronger, more drought tolerant, have greater disease resistance and weed suppression.