Spring is almost here in Central Florida! Time to start planning all your ‘Do It Yourself’ landscape projects. With Spring comes the planting season. A beautifully landscaped property not only enhances the curb appeal of your home, but also increases the property value.
Just like it is important to plant the right type of plants for the environment, it is important to choose the right mulch.
Whether it is organic bark mulch, rocks or stone, they all provide a protective layer and a great environment for your flower beds and ornamental shrubs to grow. You would hate all your hard work to go to waste.
Start with quality mulch
Bag mulch from many of the box stores can contain weed seeds and other materials that are not good for the landscape. It can also get expensive if you are doing a larger project.
“Purchasing mulch by the bag is convenient, but it can be costly. Buying mulch in bulk quantities can save you money. Bulk mulch is sold by the cubic yard; each cubic yard contains 27 cubic feet. Remember to apply 3 to 4 inches of mulch for a layer that will be 2 to 3 inches when settled.” Florida Friendly Landscaping by the University of Florida.
There are many benefits of organic mulch
Mulch insulates the soil, protecting the soil and plant roots from the extreme heat.
Mulch reduces soil compaction, which happens in our torrential afternoon downpours.
Mulch conserves moisture and retains water, which reduces the need for watering.
Mulch protects against soil erosion and helps maintains soil temperature.
Mulch also saves a ton of time by preventing weed growth, you won’t have to spray weed killer or spend your time pulling up those pesky weeds.
There are many options when it comes to mulch, black, brown, and even red. They also come in a variety of sizes, from fine to coarse. The team at Reliable Peat will be glad to help you choose which mulch is best for your project.
Take advantage of our Spring special!