Landscape mulch is very popular with Central Florida residents. As it should be, it makes your yard look amazing, it strengthens the health of your plants, adds vital nutrients to the soil, and helps control weeds.
Get the most out of your mulch this summer with these easy tips
Prepare your Property for Mulch
Mulch adds beauty to any landscape, that professional feel every home owner wants. For the best results, it takes a little bit of preparation. Before mulching, clear out any unwanted growth and weeds, as well as trim nearby shrubs and trees. Take out any leaves and debris from the mulching area. To create a tidy look, you may want to edge the surrounding area. Taking these few steps before mulching can reduce maintenance in the future and make applying mulch easier.
Choosing the Color of Your Mulch
Mulch is a great way to add a pop of color to your landscape. Mulch comes in a variety of rich tones, from brown, red, and chocolate. These vibrant colors and textures create eye catching curb appeal and a beautiful contrast to the green lawn,.
Mulch has many benefits, controlling soil erosion, preventing runoff, protecting roots from the heat, and hinders the growth of weeds. Mulch should be applied 2 to 3 inches deep for best results. To get the appropriate thickness you may need to remove old mulch. It is also important to avoid ‘volcanos’, piling up mulch around the trunk of trees or foundation.
Use Quality Mulch
Using poor quality mulch can end up costing you in the long run. Often times mulch contain undesirable materials, construction debris, and even weed seeds. It is important to purchase your mulch from a reputable company.
With a great reputation of having the most quality mulches and soil, Reliable Peat has supplied Florida’s nurseries and residential home owners, for over 35 years. We have both top soil and gardener’s special organic, along with other soils to suit your needs.