Early spring is the typical time when homeowners, businesses, gardeners, and lawn care professionals begin to re-invigorate flower beds and mulched areas around the home or office building. Treating beds for weeds, pulling weeds, and adding fresh layers of mulch are all steps to be taken when restoring appearance and prepping an area for new plants or spring growth. While the end result of this work is quite gratifying, preparing beds to look their best can be a daunting and time intensive task for those who choose to tackle it by themselves.
In addition to being unsightly, weeds are a nemesis to plants and flowers. Quickly spreading weeds can take over the space in a bed and soak up water and nutrients needed by the flowers and plants growing there. For these reasons, weeds must be treated and/or removed from flower beds before mulching can take place.
Mulching the beds and underneath trees is one of the best things you can do to improve the visual appeal of your property, but it also has several other important benefits:
If you’re preparing to revitalize your beds for spring, you may be wondering how much mulch you’ll need. Once you know the dimensions of your beds, use our Mulch Calculator to find out how many cubic feet to buy.