Mulch is more than just a ground cover. Mulch is actually a landscaping multitasker! Whether you’re putting down an organic form of mulch, such as shredded bark, or an inorganic form of mulch, such as river rock or stone, adding or refreshing your mulch can improve the quality and look of your landscaping. Here are some helpful benefits to remember when using mulch in your landscaping plans.
Placing mulch around your landscape is great for weed suppression. Some properly placed mulch along with some landscape fabric can keep weeds from growing, without the use of pesticides. Make sure the fabric has no gaps. Organic mulch should be at least 2 to 3 inches deep, while inorganic mulch can be placed about three inches thick.
Happy soil, happy plants.
Did you know that organic mulch can help maintain the water content in your soil? Mulch naturally prevents water evaporation and sun exposure, creating a moist soil bed that protects the roots of the plants and encourages the growth of healthy, plant-friendly bacteria in the soil. Mulch is a great ground cover option for perennial flower beds and around trees.
Spruce it up.
Take a look at your existing landscaping. See any bare patches of soil? That makes it a perfect candidate for some mulch! Mulch immediately creates a finished look. Mulch can help define borders between plants and walkways. Adding a fresh few inches of mulch to existing mulch landscaping is a cost-effective way to spruce up your outdoor space.