Mulch has a wide range of uses for both residential and commercial landscaping applications; from weed prevention to root protection, mulch does it all! Landscaping professionals and novices alike should strip away old mulch and apply new stuff annually, and spring and fall are the best times of year to do so. If you missed the springtime window, you should get ready to mulch your Rosedale garden in the fall. While the difficulty of mulching depends on the area you need to cover, it is a good idea to do some prep work regardless of the size of your project so that everything will run smoothly. Here are three ways to prepare to lay down mulch in your Rosedale yard.
1. Gather Your Tools
There are a few tools that can make mulching easier and safer. Gloves can help protect your hands from getting dirty or splintered from wood chips, and a rake can help you spread the product evenly. Depending on the size of your project, you may need a wheelbarrow to transport the mulch and pitchfork or shovel to pick it up. If you are storing mulch for a while, it can help to lay it loosely between two tarps, which will keep it protected from the elements while also allowing adequate airflow.
2. Figure Out How Much Mulch You Need
Once you have the requisite tools, it is time to figure out how much mulch you need. There are many ways to quantify how much mulch you need for your project, but some key information you need to know is the size of the area you are going to cover and how high (in inches) you are going to pile the product. For many applications an inch or two of depth is sufficient, but weed prevention requires a larger layer. Many suppliers sell mulch in cubic feet or cubic yards. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers three different types of mulch for either pickup or delivery, which means that you do not have to transport large amounts of shredded wood.
3. Prepare the Area
There are a few things you can do to your yard to make mulching easier, faster, and safer. Trim away any low-hanging branches or thorny bushes that might cause injury while mulching, and rake the area to remove twigs, dead leaves, and other debris. Then you should weed your garden beds, strip away the old mulch, and redefine the edges and borders of your landscape with an edger. Congratulations! Your garden is now ready for mulching.
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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