Spring is the time to add soil and mulch to your Central Florida garden, flower beds, and landscaping to transform your yard into a beautiful oasis. Mulching is an easy and affordable project, but how can you get the best results from all your hard work? Understanding how mulch works is the first step to a successful landscape.

Step 1: Choosing the Best Mulch for Your Project 

Flowers in the garden.For flower beds, gardens and around shrubs and trees, typically organic mulch is the better choice. Organic mulch decomposes over time and releases valuable nutrients into the soil. They also establish a welcoming habitat for beneficial microorganisms and worms.

This type of mulch comes in a variety of colors and consistencies. Shredded mulch is finer, easier to work with, but will have to be replaced more often.

Step 2: Figuring out How Much Mulch will you Need 

For gardens and flower beds, typically mulch should be 2 to 4 inches thick. Too thin and you could be left fighting weeds and leaving your plants Considerations include, sandy soil may need additional mulch because it doesn’t retain moisture as well as other soil. Mulch also tends to settle over time and may need additional mulch.

3 Step: The Best Time to Mulch

Mulching in the spring before the hot Central Florida heat sets in is best. Before applying mulch, remove all the old mulch and any weeds.

4 Step: Where to Purchase Mulch

Though you can purchase bagged mulch just about anywhere nowadays, it is important to purchase quality mulch from a reputable business. Poor quality mulch can create more work for you in the long run. The easiest way to buy mulch is at a specific mulch and soil dealer who will deliver it to your home. Not only is this more convenient it can save you tons of time and money!

Reliable Peat offers quality mulch and soil, we are convenient to Ocoee, Winter Garden, Windermere, Clermont, and throughout Central Florida.  Take advantage of our Spring special, for a limited time Reliable Peat is offering 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards!

Contact Reliable Peat today and ask about our delivery. 

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