If you have mulched beds or trees on your property, it is important that they have sufficient, properly applied mulch because, in addition to the polished look it gives to your landscape, mulch is one of the keys to growing healthy, beautiful, thriving plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. Because traditional mulch breaks down over the course of a year, it is vital to re-apply it annually, and spring is a prime time to do so.
Benefits of Mulch
Mulch does so much more than creating a picturesque landscape. In fact, the unseen benefits may outweigh the observable. If applied correctly each year, mulch provides significant assistance to the plants it surrounds:
When and How to Mulch
Spring is a great time to re-apply mulch for several reasons. Harsh winter weather is over, mulch has broken down significantly over the fall and winter, and typically, this is time of year when we begin weeding, planting new vegetation, and cleaning up the landscaped areas of our property.
Mulch will be most effective when beds and plant bases are first cleared of weeds, leaves, and grass. With spring in full bloom, it is likely that you’ll need to do some clearing out first. Secondly, it is generally recommended that you replace mulch if its thickness is less than 1 inch. If your current mulch has weathered a summer, fall, and winter, it is likely to have thinned considerably due to decomposition and harsh weather. Finally, if you’re working on sprucing up your landscape for spring and summer, a new layer of beautiful mulch will put the finishing touch on all your hard work.
If you’re mulching around trees, flowers, plant and shrubs, here are few general tips and rules for application:
If your landscape is in need of new mulch this spring, and you want your property to look impressive and manicured, let The Treesdale Landscaping Company take care of mulching and bed care for you. Our team of trained lawn care professionals will clean up your mulched areas and add a fresh new layer that will leave your property ready for outdoor entertaining and relaxing all summer long. Contact Treesdale at 724-625-2976.