Particularly when making an economic comparison, mulching can often take the place of a process, which consists of several steps. While mulching clears and removes the material or forestland in one-step, a machine or several workers would otherwise be required to fell the stands, gather, remove and finally dispose of the material.
Furthermore, mulching not only removes the vegetation but also reintroduces it to the ecosystem in a broken-down form. This means that the reduced biomass is evenly distributed in the soil. As a result, the soil does not dry out after the vegetation has been removed and does not become a victim of wind and rain erosion. The natural biological decomposition process also forms a layer of humus, which is transported into the soil by microorganisms and makes it more fertile.