As early-blooming flowers begin to awaken from dormancy, Delawareans are putting more and more thought into seasonal landscape maintenance. Mulching is a popular practice in mid-to-late spring, but many homeowners don’t really know what mulch does for their gardens. The team at Paul’s Lawn Service can apply mulch with the best of them, and home and business owners can rest easy with professional mulching services. Contact the experts at Paul’s Lawn Service and take advantage of these benefits of springtime mulching.
Mulching Regulates Moisture and Temperature
One of the most significant benefits of mulching is that it creates an insulating layer between soil and the air. This can help lock in warmth, protect tender plants from extreme temperature fluctuations, and keep the soil moist. Adding mulch in mid-to-late spring allows the soil to warm up a bit, and it creates a protective layer to mitigate the effects of spring’s unpredictable weather changes. Mulching is also ideal for those concerned about water use or who often forget to water their plants; a thick layer of mulch can reduce evapotranspiration rates, keeping the dirt moist.
Mulch Keeps Weeds and Erosion at Bay
Mulching isn’t just great for plants — it’s great for your soil and landscape design, too. Many homeowners and landscapers use mulch as a barrier to suppress weeds and unwanted plant growth. A thick layer of shredded wood, stone, or landscape fabric can choke out weeds while allowing the intended plants to thrive. It can also protect your soil from the harsh weather that can wash it away. Erosion can seriously hamper your gardening efforts over time, but routine mulch use can help limit soil loss. Of course, some homeowners choose mulch simply because it looks great: shredded wood and stone mulches add a distinct visual appeal and polished appearance that is hard to ignore!
Natural Mulches Add Nutrients Over Time
Even at the end of the year, when your shredded wood mulch isn’t shiny and new, it’s still doing its job. Mulches made of shredded wood, pine needles, or bark slowly degrade and reintroduce nutrients into the soil. While you still may need fertilizers or compost, a bit of nutrition from mulch can give your plants a slight boost.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
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 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: March 19, 2021