As you can tell by the wonderful weather outside, spring is here! This season is known for its warm weather, rain, and beautiful flowers, but did you know that it’s also the perfect time to add mulch to your landscape? Mulch has several benefits, both practical and aesthetic, that make it the perfect foundation for all your landscaping plans. Mulch can be made of a variety of materials, so you’re sure to find the right one for your landscape. Here are some great reasons you should add mulch to your landscape.
When it comes to your landscape, proper pest control is a must. Without it, you may be able to grow the plants you want, but they probably won’t last long! Fortunately, mulch can work to keep pests away from your plants. If your mulch is made of cedar bark, you’ll find that the natural oils in it repel insects. Mulch that has a particularly strong smell is very good at keeping insects away, so keep that in mind if you are planning to use it for this purpose.
Reduce Weeds & Erosion
Weeds are one of the biggest problems your landscape will face, so it makes sense to do all you can to make sure they don’t pop up. Weeds take vital nutrients from your other plants, which can be catastrophic for your landscape. Mulch stops weeds by creating a barrier between them and the sunlight they need to grow. If your mulch is organic, it will also do a great job of absorbing water. This means that the water won’t evaporate as much and your soil will retain more water.
Mulch also helps reduce erosion because it provides a barrier between precipitation and your lawn. Usually, when rain falls onto soil, erosion happens because there’s no protective layer between them. When you add mulch to your landscape, you’re creating a barrier that protects your lawn from erosion and other issues like it. This protective layer also lessens the impact precipitation has on your landscape. Because it won’t be falling on your lawn directly, the precipitation would be as likely to cause erosion.
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Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have an unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
Posted: April 19, 2019