With the weather starting to warm up all over Maryland, homeowners and landscaping professionals are beginning to make plans for the mild weather ahead of them. Whether you are planning on completing a major DIY project in your yard or you are going to leave routine maintenance to the professionals, knowing a thing or two about mulch can help you make the most of this year’s growing season. Here are some of the benefits of using mulch on your Parkville property this spring.
Add Mulch to Enrich Your Soil
While there are many different materials that are popular for mulching applications, organic formulas that contain wood bark, leaves, and other natural ingredients will break down over time and add nutrients to your soil. Some homeowners choose materials that do not biodegrade, such as shredded tires or crushed stone. While this helps reduce the frequency with which you have to reapply the material, your soil does not acquire the same level of natural fertilization that wood mulches provide.
Mulch Discourages Weed Growth
Mulch application is popular for the express purpose of inhibiting weeds. A thick layer of the material can choke out unwanted plants by eliminating light and airflow, ensuring that only your prized trees, bushes, and flowers remain. By applying a thick topdressing as a preventative measure against weeds, you can ensure that your yard looks stunning with minimal effort!
Save Time with Mulch
One of the major benefits for home gardeners is that mulch can help you get a head start on planting. Whether you use shredded wood or crushed stone, covering your soil with a layer of material can help insulate the soil and give your seedlings a head start. Many plants are sensitive to soil temperature, and keeping your soil just a few degrees warmer can make a world of difference for plant growth. Another time-saving benefit of mulching is that a thick layer of material can inhibit weed growth, eliminating the need for time-consuming weeding.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, 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 and Twitter!
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