It is finally Fall, whether you live in Orlando, Winter Garden, Lake County, or anywhere in Central Florida,  it’s time to get outside and spruce up the landscaping and garden. Organic mulch is the ideal material for flower and vegetable gardens, around trees and bushes. The right mulch can retain water, reduce weeds, increase yields, and make your garden look amazing! With so many different types of mulches on the market today, how do you know which one will be most beneficial for your garden?

Pine Bark comes in a variety of sizes, from fine to large. Mulch protects the soil as well as the plant’s roots and helps retain moisture. It can be used around flower beds, trees, walkways, and even added to potting mix.

Red-Mulch200Red and chocolate mulch has become a very popular option for that decorative pop. The color of the red mulch really provides a good contrast to light colored vegetation and trees.

Many gardeners claim the red mulch encourages better growth, especially for tomatoes and strawberries, because the red color reflects more of the suns rays towards the plant. While the darker chocolate mulch absorbs more sunlight and heat, keeping the soil warmer.

Cypress mulch has that amazing distinctive fresh aroma. It is fairly heavy, so it won’t get washed or blown away in a storm. It does not break down very quickly, so it won’t need replacing as often as other mulches.

There are many choices when it comes to mulch for your landscape. If you are doing a larger project, consider buying mulch in bulk, you can save a ton of time and money.

If you have any questions or need assistance finding the right mulch for your garden, contact Reliable Peat. We are conveniently located in Winter Garden and Lake County.

1October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the team at Reliable Peat encourages everyone to learn more about breast cancer and support those who are suffering with the disease.

Though we have made great progress in early detection, cancer treatment and finding a cure, we still have a long way to go.

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