Mulching your landscaping may not be on your list of things to do this Fall, but it should be if you want healthy beautiful plants in the spring. Though it is easy to forget, mulch plays a crucial role in the Fall.
Mulch is an easy and cost effective way to ensure your garden and landscape stays healthy through the winter months.
Many of the plants, shrubs, and trees, here in Central Florida don’t cope very well in our colder weather. Instead of having to replace plants, shrubs, and trees because they didn’t make it through the winter, just apply mulch. It’s a great investment!
Mulch acts as a blanket, insulating the root system for your plants. Creating a barrier between the cold surface and the root system. It also adds aesthetic value to your home.
If you are re-mulching, it may be best to remove some of the old mulch to make room for the fresh mulch. Three inches deep is recommended for the most benefits, conserve moisture, fend off weeds, and reduce irrigation. If you choose an inorganic mulch such as pea gravel, white river rock, granite, timberlite, marble chips or crushed concrete, you may be able to get away with a little less.
Don’t ignore bare soil, according to HGTV
Researchers are finding mulching has significant environmental benefits. Having bare soil on your property will cause erosion and sediment runoff, says Susan D. Day, an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources & Conservation and Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech.
Mulching can help control erosion. Research by Day and Virginia Tech graduate student David Mitchell found that bare soil lost about five times as much sediment as soils covered with mulch.
Most importantly, according to HGTV, get your mulch from a reliable source! Individual bags on sale at a big box store are not always the best choice. They also aren’t always the easiest on the wallet.
Reliable Peat has a large selection of organic mulch, rocks, and soil. The easiest way to purchase organic mulch or stone is by bulk and having it delivered.
For a limited time Reliable Peat is offering 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards. Our goal is to offer the highest quality products at the best price.