Applying mulch around your landscape plantings is just like applying a security blanket around your children as they fall fast asleep. This is because they both provide a comforting embrace. Whether you’re an avid gardener, or novice one, you’ll find that mulching is surefire way to improve the quality of your plants. Read on for some of the best benefits:
Benefit #1 – Moisture Control
Applying mulch in the winter will insulate your plants roots, whereas, in the summer it will provide them with adequate moisture control. This is something you can do at anytime of the year.
Benefit #2 – Water Conservation
The proper amount of mulch – a depth of 2 to 3 inches is usually recommended – gives your plants and the soil around your plants the ability to retain moisture, which decreases the amount of time you need to spend watering them, thus conserving water.
Benefit #3 – Needed Nutrients
As Organic mulches, such as bark and straw, decompose they add much needed nutrients to the soil which helps to improve the soils’ overall condition. Depending on which mulch you utilize, as you increase the organic matter with the soil, you will minimize the amount of water needed as it percolates excess water.
Benefit #4 – Weed Control
Who doesn’t like the sound of this benefit? The proper application of mulch can deter weeds from developing from the start! Balk mulch – when combined with landscaping fabric – has been known to control the outbreak of weeds by approximately 90%.
Benefit #5 – Looks Nicer
Applying mulch will improve the visual appearance of your garden.
With another Arizona summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to add a good layer of quality organic mulch around your plants and shrubs, as it will provide them with added moisture during a drier period of time. So, get out there and clean up those beds, or call Branch Management for help today. You’ll be glad you did when you see how more attractive your landscaping is to all who visit.