Using Mulch For Your Landscaping

10 March 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Mulch is a popular accessory for landscaping, but you might not be able to fully utilize this resource with your landscaping.

Understand The Full Range Of Uses That You May Have For Your Mulch

It is often the case that a property owner may not fully appreciate the full range of things that mulch can bring to their property. In addition to being able to provide a rich aesthetic quality to your landscaping, mulch can also have some important practical benefits. For example, you may find that mulch can effectively limit the ability of weeds to grow near the base of your plants. Also, if the mulch is thick enough, it will be able to help the soil retain moisture so that the plants will be hydrated. An added benefit of mulch is that it can help to gradually return nutrients to the soil as the mulch decomposes.

Make Sure The Mulch Is Held In Place With Edging

Unfortunately, the mulch that you use in your landscaping can become dislodged through the effects of wind and heavy rainfall. As a result of these potential issues, you should always use edging that will be able to help hold the mulch in place regardless of these weather effects. Luckily, this edging can be both affordable and discrete, which can ensure that it will not take away from the look that you are hoping to achieve. Without the use of this edging, you may find that the mulch that you have purchased and placed on your property could start to wash or blow away almost immediately. In addition to depleting the mulch around the base of your plants, this could also spread it to areas of your yard where you do not want it to be.

Mulch Will Need To Be Periodically Replenished

Over time, much of the mulch that you have placed will start to decompose. In order to prevent this decomposition to compromise the protection that the mulch is providing your plants, it will need to be replenished. Luckily, this is something that may only be needed every year or two as long as you are installing a sufficient amount of mulch. Ideally, this should be between one inch to several inches in depth, but the exact preference will depend on the types of plants that will benefit from the mulch. For this reason, you should always research the preferences for your plants before you order the mulch for your property.