We’re sure you don’t spend your days thinking about mulch and how it would benefit your gardens and trees in your yards. But what you may be thinking about in this beautiful springtime is spending some serious quality time out there. Mulching may help that image look even better – and help your yard be healthier!
What’s Your Type?
If you’re like most of us, you like a great deal of variety when making choices for your interior design. This doesn’t change when extending to your outdoor living spaces, nor should it. When looking at your grass, plants, flowers, trees, hardscaping, and more, it’s important to have choices that reflect the look and feel you’re going for.
Mulch, whether organic or inorganic, is the epitome of functional beauty. There are some incredible benefits for your yard, and looks fantastic and manicured.
Outstanding Organics – Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time
Are you motivated by going green? Cool, so are we! While any effort made by mulch is a move in the right direction, using organic materials offers great benefits – even beyond those that allow you to reuse, renew, and recycle.
Your soil will build better nutrients as the organic materials decompose. The nutrients that are provided above and beyond what fertilizer, water, air, and the sun gives are released regularly and slowly over time, keeping this fantastic food at the roots of plants so they may grow strong.
Incredible Inorganics – Protector of Your Yard
Grass clippings, bark, and compost are great organic mulch options. Did you know that there are fantastic options made out of different materials that can continue to help your plants and flowers thrive?
Don’t misunderstand what inorganic mulch looks like. While there are options like landscape fabric and rubber textiles, you can use so many different stone materials for a great mulch as well. Lava rock, river rock, glass pebbles, and more are attractive and functional options.
Wishing Weeds Farewell!
In some incredible ways, mulch acts as weed control – saving you time and money from your wallet. As a natural, easy way to deter weeds, mulch beats out dangerous chemical treatments by a mile.
Mulch removes something that weeds need to make themselves at home in your garden, amongst your plants and flowers – access to the sun. While all plants need those golden rays to grow, plants and flowers drink in the sunshine from the top down, and weeds can only get it after they have broken the surface.
Mulch acts as a great wall of defense against that happening, causing the weeds to pack up and move out.
The Extraordinary Insulator
The soil that offers itself as the growing place for your plants and flowers needs to maintain a pretty steady temperature, without a great deal of fluctuation. When exposed constantly to the heat of the summer and cold of the winter, this can cause damage to your plant life.
A protective blanket of mulch gives your soil the warm (and sometimes cool) fuzzies it needs. When the summer sun is beating down on the soil, determined to dry it out, your mulch is there to keep it chill. And when the brisk of winter tries to infiltrate the roots, your mulch will allow the soil to stay snug and warm.
Organic mulch carries with it a lot of really nifty microorganisms that help facilitate growth and balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner to your plants, trees, and flowers.
Both types of mulch help trap the all-important moisture in your thirsty soil, as well as the noms of great nutrients, inviting earthworms to make their home, adding to the helpful biological cycle that takes place deep out of sight.
Tending Your Trees
Trees are thought to be stoic, sturdy, and unnecessary to tend to terribly often, except for the occasional trim. But watch how quickly the leaves start to be greener, the limbs grow stronger, and the tree taller when cared for with a nice bed of mulch at its base.
Trees are even more thirsty than plants for that steady stream of liquid gold. Mulch protects what trees crave by allowing the right amount of water in. Bonus – if your tree bears fruit, mulch gives a nice, soft cushion for fruit to land on when ready to collect!
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – of Insects
We hear all the time of destructive insects that you become desperate to keep out of your yard, bugs that bug your plants, trees, and family. Mites, aphids, and mosquitos wreak havoc on you and your yard, and keeping them out is a major mission that a lot of organic mulches are great at.
Because you provide some great nutrients with your protective mulch, some significant “pests” will become beloved guests to your garden. Bumblebees, butterflies, and moths are given great food in a thriving garden protected by mulch.
Texture, Aesthetics, and Contrast – Oh My!
One of the best things about mulch is it can look just fabulous. We all seek to add dimension to our living spaces, and your outdoor oasis is no exception. With so many great materials, the texture is a quick bed of mulch away from the aesthetics of your garden.
Contrasting colors and fibers give your yard that clean, impressive, and unique look that will make your home stand out in all the right ways.
You Are Not Alone – Premier Mulching
Even armed with all these awesome benefits, we understand you aren’t a trained mulch expert. However, we are! Premier Lawn Care has built a strong foundation of stellar service in all things mulching and is excited to offer you the benefit of our expertise.
While you are at it, please take advantage of our superior customer experience and next-level quality in any of our other fantastic services like lawn maintenance, irrigation, gutter cleaning, and much more. Serving Gainesville, Alachua, and High Springs communities with our family-owned business, Premier is dedicated to providing you with only the best we have to offer.