Gardening can be a gratifying hobby or profession. Spending time outdoors, growing gorgeous plants, and beautifying landscapes make any homeowner proud. Landscaping can be exhausting, but it doesn’t always need to be — using the right tools and materials for the job makes gardening a breeze! Consider adding these landscape materials to your arsenal, and stop by Lehnhoff’s Supply for high-quality products and landscaping expertise.
Mulch is an essential landscaping material. In general, mulch is anything spread over the soil as a cover. There are two basic types of mulch, organic and inorganic. Mulch can be useful in several ways:
- Suppresses weeds.
- Enriches the soil.
- Helps retain moisture.
- Improves aesthetics and helps you achieve certain looks.
Adding mulch is a great way to maintain moist, nutritious soil and guard against temperature fluctuations. Invest in high-quality shredded mulch for added nutrients and visually appealing earth tones throughout your landscape.
Another soil type you may run into is topsoil. What is the difference between topsoil and regular garden soil? Garden soil is a blend of compost or other organic matter which it richer and better suited for outdoor plants and in-ground applications.
On the other hand, topsoil is technically the uppermost layer of soil. It is better for filling large areas or creating a base for a garden, but it’s less rich than garden soil or compost. You can use topsoil for several different purposes:
- Planting new grass or starting a garden.
- Adding a layer of soil to new lawns, previously paved areas, or areas affected by erosion.
- Fill dirt for leveling low areas.
Topsoil generally contains fewer nutrients than garden soil or compost, so it is more useful as filler dirt than as a soil enricher. Fill materials are crucial for various landscaping projects, and screened organic topsoil is perfect for various gardening applications. The next time you need to level out a dip or build up a hill, reach for topsoil and other landscape materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply!
There are many different types of gravel to use in your landscaping, and they are appropriate for different purposes and aesthetics. For example, river rock is a smooth, medium-sized stone well suited for driveways. Lava rock is porous and colorful and can make good mulch for flowerbeds, helping regulate soil temperature and retain moisture. Carefully consider the colors, patterns, textures, and sizes of the natural stone products you choose. Gravel and natural stone can be used for walkways, retaining walls, and drainage!
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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