A fresh layer of mulch can work wonders to rejuvenate tired looking garden beds. Adding mulch is more than just for looks though—mulch helps the underlying soil retain it's moisture, which allows plants to thrive, even in our current hot dry conditions.
Got cracks showing in your garden? Add a layer of compost to help recondition the soil. A layer of mulch on top of the compost will further protect the underlying soil and help retain moisture and improve soil biology.