Mulch may never have crossed your mind as a necessity, but without it we would not have our beautiful San Diego yards and gardens, particularly in the dry seasons. Mulch is so important it pays to take a few minutes to learn exactly what this vital garden ingredient is all about!
Juniper Landscape Company is ready to help San Diego homeowners who want beautiful yards and gardens manage their landscaping needs simply and affordably.
What Is Mulch?
Mulch refers to ground up or shredded material that is placed in flower beds to assist the soil in supporting the plants. Mulch does this important job in three ways: by preventing evaporation of essential moisture; by offering nutrients for the soil; and by slowing the growth of weeds.
Mulch comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some people prefer mulch made from non-living sources such as rubber or newspaper, while others prefer organic mulch such as pine tree bark or wood chips. What you use is determined by your personal preferences. Some people like the look of colored mulch and choose bright red or even blue for their beds, while others prefer the “natural” look of softly decaying pine straw or bark.
Why Do I Need Mulch?
Mulch is an important requirement in your garden. Without it, your soil will not yield the bountiful blooms so important to maintaining an attractive yard.
In order to understand this, you must realize that what modern mankind does in terms of gardening is often not “natural.” We require plants to bloom much more frequently and in much greater profusion than they do in the wild. Therefore, it is important to assist these plants as much as possible in their blooming capabilities.
Further, nature uses mulch in helping plants to grow, as well. If you walk into any forest, you will notice the firm bed of fallen leaves under your feet. This bed provides protection for the trees and plants growing in the forest and makes them successful. Natural mulch serves an important purpose in nature; we can use the same principles in our own yards.
Ultimately, if you want a good garden or yard, you will have to use mulch. Fortunately, Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego can help you with this important job and ensure that your yard is designed to maximize the health of your plants and give you beautiful blooms all year long.