Five benefits of mulch
June 7th, 2021
One way to save water and dress up the landscape in the process is to top dress bed areas with mulch. And there is nothing better to use than fresh, 100% organic wood mulch.
Here are five great reasons to use wood mulch:
- Seasonal mulching decreases evaporation rates from the soil by as much as 35 percent, so your water use is more efficient.
- Mulching suppresses weed growth. If there are fewer weeds in your yard, there are fewer plants competing with your landscape plants for nutrients and moisture. That's another water savings.
- A healthy layer of mulch insulates plants and helps protect their roots from the extreme temperature shifts we experience in Colorado.
- As mulch breaks down, it becomes nutritious organic matter, which promotes future healthy growth.
- It looks great. Mulch creates an even appearance across the landscape and provides year-round color, texture and interest.
Mulches recycled from local pruning debris can be put back into the landscape as a healthy amendment. Locally sourced mulch is a sustainable option, supporting the local economy and lessening the carbon footprint. Because it is derived from organic material, it settles onto the soil and does not blow away like mulch that has been recycled from treated wood products such as pallets. It must, however, first be watered in so that it settles. We can help you choose the right mulch and apply it properly for the most benefits.