Mulching is a long established practice in Landscaping design, but why exactly is that?
Mulch instantly adds color and a manicured look to your landscape beds, along the foundation of your home, or around trees and shrubs. So it offers a certain aesthetic that many people enjoy. But Beyond that mulch has multiple other benefits as well.
Temperature Change Protection.
Mulch acts as an insulator, helping to regulate soil temperature to keep plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Mulching is especially important for new plantings done in the fall that are still tender as temperatures begin to plummet.
When you mulch you can spend less time watering. Mulch helps slow moisture evaporation so more water remains in the soil and is available to thirsty plant roots.
A 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch naturally helps prevent weeds from sprouting and taking over the landscape by blocking their growth and access to sunlight. Which means less weeding for you or our crews too.
But is it Safe? The short answer is YES!
Contrary to some popular rumours, mulch WILL NOT spontaneously catch fire. The most common culprit that causes mulch to burn is a cigarette butt thrown into a bed. It is wood after all. Just another reason not to throw those butts on the ground!
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Mulch in your Veggie Garden also serves all the same purposes as a landscaping mulch. However, landscaping mulch is NOT for a food garden. You can mulch your veggies with straw/hay, wood chips, or seaweed and experience the same aesthetic & time saving benefits.