Applying a layer of mulch not only helps the beds look better but it improves the health of the plants. Mulch adds additional organic material to the beds and helps retain moisture for the plants. When mulching, around trees especially, you may need to remove accumulated layers of mulch. Excess mulch around and touching the base of the tree can be damaging.
At Clean Cut, we create a deep edge around beds and trees. This is often the difference between an average looking landscape and professionally maintained property. A deep edge helps define the beds from the turf areas. This makes all the difference in curb appeal. The turf and the beds both look better and maintenance is easier throughout the season. When Mulching, use the three C’s to remember the benefits.
Mulch to Control
Did you have too many weeds last year? Mulch now before perennials and weeds start popping out of the ground! Better coverage is maintained because perennials have not emerged yet. Protect the soil from weed seeds, create less work for maintenance during the season and trim down maintenance costs!
Mulch to Cultivate
Adding mulch applications to the garden beds will help enrich the soil as it decomposes over time. The addition of organic matter aerates the soil as it decomposes and adds rich nutrients to the soil composition.
Mulch to Compliment
Adding mulch finishes the look of the garden beds. A layer of pine straw or hardwood mulch at a final depth of 2-3 inches will give the beds a well-kept appearance. Both pine straw and hardwood mulches knit together help to prevent wash out. Both are good organic mulches we use to keep garden beds looking pristine!