The cooler weather here in Central Florida makes it the perfect time to work outside on the yard. Mulch is often overlooked, but organic pine bark is the foundation for beautiful and healthy landscape. The benefits of mulch are numerous, just a few include regulating soil temperatures, reduce the growth of weeds, and enrich the soil with vital nutrients. 

These benefits are easily obtained if mulch is used in the right way, it’s possible to over-do it. Mulch with confidence with these easy tips. 

To get the maximum benefits of mulch, use 2-4” inches of mulch. Applying too much mulch, over 4 inches can actually prevent valuable nutrients and water from reaching the roots of plants. 

Organic mulch needs to be replenished about every year. This can vary depending on how quickly the mulch breaks down. You may be able to get by with reapply sparingly every other year. 

What ever you do, don’t create volcanoes! This is when mulch piles up around the base of a tree or bush. This can damage and even kill a plant. The excess moisture causes the roots to rot around the stem. 

This is a great time to get the whole family outside and spend time together applying mulch in the landscape. It really can be a fun activity! 

It is very important to purchase mulch from a trusted vendor. Mulch is actually a living material, low quality mulch can have devastating results.!

The cooler weather is the perfect time spruce up your home for the holidays

With a strong 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.

Contact Reliable Peat for great prices on mulch and soil.


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