Chances are you've seen mulch in gardens, but if you've ever wondered what its purpose is, you've come to the right place! The main benefit of mulch comes from its ability to preserve soil moisture, but it also helps combat weed growth and improve soil health, as well as serving as a visually interesting addition to your lawn. Mulch also helps to protect your soil from the elements. All told, mulch is really just a great way to keep your outdoor space looking great, and your soil chock full of nutrients. A lot of water can be lost due to evaporation, so mulch serves as a way to prevent this, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Mulch comes in many forms, and colors so there's bound to be one that suits your needs while also adding another interesting visual element to your outdoor area.
The Choice is Yours!
Hardwood shredded or bark chips, red black brown, or maybe pine straw. There are many options when it comes to topping of your landscape. Color mulches last up to one year making it cost effective and less upkeep. Other options include lave rock or an assortment of natural stones that never have to be replaced and are maintenance free.
For Your Mulch Needs, Contact Thornton Lawn & Landscape LLC
We recommend going with professionals like Thornton Lawn & Landscape LLC for any mulch work. If it's improperly laid, mulch can actually cause significant damage to your plants. Because mulch's main purpose is to prevent water loss through evaporation, if too much is applied too much water will be retained, running the risk of root rot, which usually results in plant death. Improper mulching often ends up causing the very problems it is supposed to prevent, such as plant diseases and an increase of stress on the plants.