Mulch is a material placed over the soils surface to uphold moisture and improve the condition of soil around the ground, plants, and trees. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of a tree and his or her plants. It is well known that mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition, and improve the structure of soil. If appropriately applied, mulch can give landscapes a scenic and very aesthetically pleasing, well-groomed appearance.
Mulch must be applied properly; if it is too deep or if the inappropriate material is used, it can actually cause significant harm to trees and other landscape plants. Make sure the mound of mulch surrounding the tree is neither too plentiful or to scarce. Mulch solves enough problems that it ranks high on a gardener’s and landscapers list of best friends. Mulch controls weeds, keeps soil moist, and prevents erosion and runoff. Mulches enrich the soil when they decompose, adding nutrients and improving soil structure. A blanket of mulch maintains even soil temperature, which promotes healthy plant growth. During the winter and other cold times, mulch keeps the soil from the freezing and thawing; actions that hurt root systems. Mulch also makes a garden look good, giving beds a consistent and finished appearance.
Dyed / Colorized mulch has become more and more popular with homeowners and landscapers over the last few years because of its visual appeal due to the fact that the mulch sustains its color for a longer period of time in comparison to regular double shredded hardwood mulch. Dying the mulch brown, black, or red highlights the ground and makes the mulch stand out and seem more vibrant. Its popularity has grown with landscapers because a job only has to be done once or twice a year when using colorized mulches compared to a few time with Double Shredded Hardwood. Gardeners enjoy mixing and matching the colors of the mulch and ground with the colors of flowers, plants, and trees to create beautiful landscapes that some would consider works of art! Call us or visit our store to see our vast selection of mulches.