Mulch service is perfect for keeping your yard looking sprightly! Simply put, mulch helps keep the conditions of your soil optimal throughout the changes in weather and seasons. Needless to say, healthy soil equals healthy plants.
Mulch will save you time and money by preserving your plants and supporting their wellbeing even through drastic environmental changes.
As time moves onward, so do the seasons, and with it the growth of natural plants all around us. For example, early fall is notorious for bringing in harsh winds that can disperse leaves, which then settles down on our gardens or lawns.
Later, with the heat of the summer, soil struggles to retain sufficient water. Mulch adapts to benefit plants in all seasons, but you must understand how and why it works to best fit the needs of your landscape.
How does mulch work?
Mulch comes in various materials from plastic, to stones, to wood shavings (just to name a few). The type of mulch chosen will depend on the chemistry of your yard’s soil as well as the conditions of the environment in your geographic region.
The chosen mulch material would then be placed above the top layer of soil all around the plants in the landscaped area.
What are the benefits of mulching?
Mulch is important for many reasons you may not be aware of, but should understand. It helps regulate the condition of the soil including soil temperature, and supports soil nutrition.
Aside from this, mulch prevents soil from over-compacting when it rains. On the other hand, when the weather is dry, mulch helps soil retain moisture. Depending on the mulch material chosen, organic matter can be added on top of your soil and will function to hold additional water that would otherwise not be there without mulch.
These methods will also prevent soil erosion and runoff in your beds and/or gardens. As if those benefits aren’t enough, mulch also prevents weeds and other undesired plants from growing to keep your garden in check throughout the year!
What month should you mulch?
In general, mid- to late spring is mulching season--that's when the soil is warming up from the freezing temperatures it experienced all winter. Doing it too early will slow down the warming process, which the soil needs to do its job.
Whether you want to spruce up an area around bushes and plants, or tackle larger clear cuts that need some extra love sprinkled on them, our mulch service is your go-to solution! Contact us at Warner Landscaping 434-226-0125.