Much more to mulch then what meets the eye
Mulch- most of us think of it as something there to make the ground look good. And a clean edging job and fresh mulch does just that. The consistent color and texture do improve the looks of your shrubs and flowers. In fact, dark colored mulches even widen the pupil of the eye, making bright plants stand out even more. Mulching also cuts down a lot on the amount of time and effort it will take to keep your beds and your whole property looking better throughout the entire season. Here are some of the advantages of spring mulching.
Some of the things you can count on mulch to do for you:
- Prevent many weeds and grasses from sprouting by blocking sunlight from the soil
- Keep up to 21% more moisture in the soil around the root zone
- Help soil stay up to 10 degrees cooler in summer, which reduces stress on the plants
What is the best mulch to use? There is a huge variety of mulch materials available and you can have “bulk” or bagged mulches. Your choice will probably depend on what’s available and your personal preference for color and texture.
Whatever type of mulch you prefer, it’s best to get an early start for the most benefits. So mulch now for an easier season later on.