Thursday, September 17, 2015

Benefits of Mulch

With cooler temperatures getting more of us outdoors and working on our yards, it's important to understand some of the unsung heroes of lawn care. This week our spotlight is on mulch. Besides being aesthetically pleasing - mulch provides many other benefits for your yard. Read on!

Benefits of Mulch

  • Mulch can help control weeds. Mulch as a ground cover blocks the sunlight and prevents weeds from growing.
  • Mulch helps to keep your soil from drying out - a major benefit to surrounding plants.
  • A layer of mulch prevents soil erosion by keeping the soil in place during rain storms.
  • Mulch warms the soil in the winter and keeps it cool in the summer - leading to more even soil temperatures for your landscaping.
  • Decaying mulch adds nutrients back into the soil.
Types of Mulch

There are two major types of mulch - organic and inorganic. Organic mulch comes from natural sources such as tree bark, wood chips or pine straw.

Inorganic mulch includes rocks, pebbles, landscape fabrics and gravel.

Mulch comes in a variety of colors and textures. It helps you define your yard as well as keep it healthy. So what are you waiting for? Get mulching!

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