When it comes to preparing your landscape for fall, there are a few key tasks that can make the transition to cooler weather easier on your plants. Mulching is an essential step that some homeowners seem to forget. Applying shredded bark, stone chips, or even rubber mulch can help shield plants (particularly young, tender ones) from the crisp autumn weather. However, there are a few common pitfalls that novices can fall into when mulching for the first time, and hiring a professional is the best way to ensure a job well done.
Benefits of Mulching in the Fall
First and foremost, mulching at the right time of year is paramount. Fall is a great time to do it since the added layer of insulation can keep the earth’s heat locked in a bit better throughout fall and winter. Because most mulches are organic and degrade over time, homeowners and landscapers must seriously consider when they apply the material and when it will be time to reapply.
Common Mulching Mistakes
When applied improperly, mulch can actually end up doing more harm for your plants than good. Many people make the mistake of building a mulch “volcano” around the base of their trees. Not only does this trap rot-inducing moisture, but it also makes it easier for insects to attack the trees. When it comes to mulching, less is often more. The goal is to apply enough material to insulate your plants without burying them alive. One of the benefits of mulching is that it boosts airflow and drainage, but piling on too much can have the opposite effect. One surefire way to avoid making beginner mulching mistakes is to hire a landscaping professional to handle it for you.
Trust the Team at Paul’s Lawn Service With Your Landscape
If your property is in need of a thorough and well-executed mulching, contact the team at Paul’s Lawn Service. Our crew is committed to providing the people of Sussex County with the highest quality landscaping and maintenance services possible, and our clients can always trust in Paul’s team for a job well done. Visit our website today or give us a call to learn more about mulching and other services we provide.
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: September 4, 2020