Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is a great way to add curb appeal to your property while bringing benefits to your plants and trees. Mulch can be made up of a variety of products including organic material such as bark, wood chips, straw or pine needles or non-organic materials like landscape fabric, recycled tires or river rock.
So why mulch?
Help retain moisture. Mulching covers the bare soil around your plants and limits evaporation. Organic mulch retains water which is especially helpful on warm, dry days.
Mulch helps prevent soil erosion. When rainwater hits the mulch it is distributed and less force is applied to the soil below.Mulch protects and enriches soil nutrients. With less erosion the nutrients present in the soil remain around the plants. As organic mulch decomposes it adds to the soil system and provides additional health benefits.
Mulch can help with unwanted pests. Cedar bark mulch is a natural insect repellent. Other types of organic mulch attract helpful earthworms who help build soil structure and nutrition.
A thick layer of mulch can help keep the weeds at bay. It is easy to maintain and enhances the look of your overall landscaping. Mulching regulates the temperature of your soil keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
While mulch can add many benefits to your property it’s important to mulch correctly and not pile up around trees or shrubs which can lead to disease. The experts at Gregory Landscape Services can talk with you about the different options available and know just how to install mulch for the maximum benefits. Contact Gregory Landscape Services today!
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Benefits of Mulch