With temperatures soaring and perennials starting to show signs of life, now is the time for gardeners to begin prepping for the growing season in earnest. Mulching can help prevent erosion, enrich soil, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature and moisture. These benefits (and the aesthetic boost that some mulches provide) make mulching a vital part of seasonal landscape maintenance, and spring is the perfect time to refresh your garden’s mulch. Each property has unique needs when it comes to mulch, and the team at Lehnhoff’s Supply offers various solutions to help you make the most of your garden.
Spring is an Excellent Time to Mulch
When it comes to mulch application, many landscapers and homeowners choose to refresh their beds in spring or fall. This gives the soil a chance to warm up after a winter full of freezing temperatures. The experts at Lehnhoff’s Supply can help you determine which materials and timelines are best for your project.
Mulch Options: Shredded Wood, Landscape Fabric, and More
People mulch for many different reasons; visual appeal, temperature regulation, and soil composition can be the primary aim for any landscaper or homeowner, and the type of mulch they choose can shift those goals into focus. Lehnhoff’s offers mulches for any project, and each one has distinct benefits:
- Shredded wood mulch provides excellent insulation and slowly degrades over time, reintroducing some nutrients back into the soil. Dyed mulches create a sense of visual continuity and are a popular choice for landscape designers, while undyed products provide a more natural feel.
- Landscape fabric is an incredibly versatile tool that every homeowner or landscaper should have in their arsenal. When used below wood or stone mulch, a layer of landscape fabric can help discourage weeds, conserve moisture, and prevent mulch from migrating deeper into the soil.
- Stone mulch is an option for those who are looking to add aesthetic appeal and control weed growth. Crushed stone or gravel can suppress weeds with minimal maintenance required. Stone can be more expensive than shredded wood or landscape fabric, but it is typically a more permanent solution.
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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.
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