Friday, March 17, 2017

March Mulch Madness!

Mulch has a great impact on enhancing the appearance of landscapes.There are many benefits to maintaining a sufficient layer of mulch:
  • Reduces evaporation from soil surface, cutting water use by 25-50%
  • Controls weeds, which rob soil moisture
  • Moderates soil temperature
  • Controls erosion
  • Gives a finished look, improving aesthetic quality
  • Organic mulch promotes soil microorganism activity, improving soil tilth overall and helps to lessen soil compaction
Lack of mulch reduces weed control and increases moss build-up as well as increasing evaporative water loss during summer. In addition, rebarking is the simplest way to make your property look fresher and brighter and ensures mulch will be consistently effective.

We recommend rebarking every other year at the end of winter or early spring after we finish our pruning and pre-emergence application. There are many different types of mulch available. We are happy to discuss the benefits of mulch and types available for your property to prepare for the Spring season!

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