Reasons for Adding Mulch in Your Garden
Mulch is as essential for your trees, plants, and shrubs as sunlight, fertilizer, and water. It is a security blanket covering and protecting the plant’s root system. It instantly gives your landscape a beautiful finished appearance. If you choose a natural-based mulch over one made of rubber or gravel, you will go beyond simply elevating the look of your home or business. How does mulching help? Read the following:
It Adds Curb Appeal
Mulch adds rich color and manicured look to your landscape beds, along with the foundation of your home, around trees and shrubs, and between garden beds. Colored mulches can do a wonderful job of completing the hues of both your home and flower gardens.
It Protects Against Temperature Changes
Mulch acts as an insulator, helping to control soil temperature to keep plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Mulching is important, especially for new plants planted in the fall that are tender as temperatures begin to plummet.
It Improves the Soil
Wood mulches and other mulches made from other organic materials can improve the soil as they break down. Microbes and insects in the soil will naturally consume the mulch over time, adding the by-products back to the soil in the form of organic matter.
It Helps Prevent Weeds
A 2-to-3-inch layer of mulch can naturally prevent weeds from sprouting and taking over the landscape by blocking their growth and access to sunlight. If you want to keep your garden from any weeds, only add a layer of mulch to it.
These are only some reasons it is important. If you want to add or put mulch in your garden, but you don’t have any idea about it, you can ask help from Castle Home and Lawn Care LLC. We provide lawn care, mulching, and landscaping services in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas for almost a decade. If you need us, call us at (240) 405-3074 for professional lawn care and more!