Most of us know that mulch makes plant beds look great. With a clean edging job, fresh mulch does just that. The consistent color and texture do improve the looks of your shrubs and flowers. In fact, dark-colored mulches even widen the pupil of the eye, making bright plants stand out even more. Mulching also cuts down on the amount of time and effort needed to keep your beds and your whole property looking good throughout the entire season. Here are some of the advantages of spring mulching.
Mulch prevents many weeds and grasses from sprouting by blocking sunlight from the soil. It also retains moisture from irrigation by soaking up water and delivering it to the root zone. Mulch reduces heat stress by insulating soil from direct sunlight. This can cool your soil by up to 10 degrees.
What’s the best mulch to use? There’s a huge variety of mulch material available, and you can buy either bulk or bagged mulch. Your choice will probably depend on what’s available and your personal preference for color and texture.
Whatever type of mulch you prefer, it’s best to get an early start for the most benefits. Mulch now for an easier and more attractive season later.