One of the best gifts you can give your plants and trees is mulch. In fact, mulch can be one of the simplest – but most beneficial – things you can do to keep your lawn in good shape.
While there are different types of mulch – wood or bark chips, pine straw, peat moss, leaves, etc. – the overall goal is the same: to protect your trees and plants from the elements.
The soil takes quite a beating from constant exposure to rain, wind and sun, and is quite vulnerable to erosion. You need to do what you can to limit erosion as it seriously depletes the nutrients – like nitrogen and phosphorus – your plants need.
Mulch actually provides a protective shield from the elements and retains water that will keep your plant’s roots nice and moist. It also helps to block the intrusion of weeds and keeps the soil from being compacted.
You should feel free to mulch just about anywhere in your yard. All of your flowerbeds, trees and gardens can benefit equally from mulching. Here are a few good mulching guidelines to follow:
We would love to help you out with your mulching needs. If you’d like for us to suggest which mulch would look best in your yard or if you’d like for us to spread it out for you, we’d love to help! Contact us at Juniper Landscape Company today at (619) 334-9464.