The landscaping world is full of options: perennials or annuals, oak or elm, pool or outdoor kitchen (or both). Options are good because they mean you can customize your yard to your exact specifications and preferences. However, when it comes to landscaping, mulch shouldn’t be an option. It should be an automatic yes. There’s why:
Soil loses most moisture through evaporation, particularly during hot weather. By providing shade for soil, mulch prevents evaporation and leaves more water for plants.
Organic mulch releases nutrients into soil as it decomposes, which nourishes plants over time. This type of mulch is made of natural elements like bark, leaves and grass clippings.
Mulch limits the amount of sunlight that reaches weeds. Without necessary sunlight, weeds can’t grow, which means you won’t have to spend as much time and energy pulling them.
Some varieties of mulch work as insect repellant. The key is to use fragrant mulch to most effectively prevent insects from attacking plants.
Heavy raindrops will eventually cause soil to erode. Mulch acts as a barrier by reducing water’s impact, helping prevent erosion.
Even though mulch is a must-have for your landscape, you do have plenty of options. At Bloomfield Road Landscape, we offer choices: hardwood, red dyed, brown dyed, black dyed and cedar. And we’re having a bulk mulch sale so you can improve your landscape at a bargain. Stop by our new location from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to check out this great deal or contact us to learn more.