Spring is here and the maintenance and upkeep of your outdoor landscaping involve many factors. The dormant winter months are over and now it is time to prep your property for spring growth. From the lawn to the plants, the shrubs to the trees. Weeding and watering. Soil levels and wildlife. But many do not know the benefits of mulch laid around your property and landscaping areas. Mulch is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to help the health and growth of your plants and landscaping aesthetics.
5 Benefits of Mulch On Your Property
What is mulch?
Mulch is a natural compound made up of wood or plant matter and comes in many varieties, types, and colors. Being a natural and mostly organic substance, mulch decomposes into your soil and helps in many different ways.
Mulch helps retain moisture by reducing water loss at the soil’s surface and keeping the necessary water needed for healthy growth from evaporation.
#2 Weed Control
Mulch makes blankets on the surface of your soil, blocking out sun rays from helping unwanted weeds grow in your landscaped areas.
#3 Temperature Control
Mulch also helps regulate the temperature of your soil and the plants growing in it. By blocking out hot air during the summer and keeping the cold air away in winter, mulch becomes a natural thermostat for your soil.
#4 Soil Erosion
Laying mulch will help reduces runoff of soil and erosion from heavy rain and foot traffic. It also can help reduce the compaction of soil which prohibits healthy root growth and proper drainage.
As mulch ages and begins to break down, it becomes a nutrient for your soil and plants. This helps maintain proper levels of pH, minerals, and fertilizer for your soil and plants.
Mulch can play a big part in your landscape and yard and also brings a clean, and polished aesthetic to your property. Cedar and cypress mulch are also known to deter insects and are great for playground areas and outdoor living spaces.
Professional Landscaping In Atlanta, Ga
At Mansell Landscape Management, we know landscape from the inside out. Our formal background is in landscape architecture and horticulture, so we understand landscape from a multi-dimensional perspective. Our background gives us the leverage and uniqueness to create guaranteed, custom solutions for lawn care and landscape. We provide lawn care services to metro Atlanta, which includes the cities of North Atlanta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Cumming, Canton, Marietta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Woodstock, and beyond. Landscape is both an art and a science. Contact us online or call (770) 517-0555 to get started on your landscaping.