The top reasons why so many Central Florida homeowners are buying mulch in bulk is to have high quality mulch at a great price! But that’s not all, mulch protects plant roots against the intense heat, helps retain moisture in the soil, controls weeds, acts as a natural insecticide, and makes your landscape look amazing.
There are many different types of mulch on the market, each with their own benefits.
If you are starting a new landscape bed or garden, a little preparation may be necessary. Whether that includes replacing old mulch or creating a new area.
The last thing you want is to choose a mulch that does not promote the growth of your plants or not applying it correctly.
For example, using a mulch with chemical can end up poisoning or having an adverse effects on plants, especially if they are edible plants.
Or a mulch with a high carbon to nitrogen count can be unhealthy for some plants (starving them by taking nitrogen out of the soil), and too much mulch around the trunk of a tree can also cause problems and even kill a tree.
Removing old mulch before applying new mulch is also a good idea. Too much mulch can corrode the stalk and even suffocate the root system.
If beautiful flowers or bountiful vegetable plants are your goal, then rich organic mulch, full of nutrients is best. You definitely don’t want to use mulch with any toxic chemicals or construction debris. Cheap bagged mulch may seem like an inexpensive way to create a beautiful garden, but in the end it may end up costing you.
Mulch plays a big factor in your landscape and garden, for a real bargain head over to Reliable Peat for quality mulch. You can even have it delivered to your home for an added convenience.
Reliable Peat is family owned and operated, serving the horticulture industry since 1982. We are Florida’s premier organic mulch, stones, and custom blend soil manufacture. Also, we are members of the FNGLS and FANN Native Plant Association.
We are located in Winter Garden: 407-656-9766 and Groveland: 352-326-5432.