With many parts of Maryland getting significant snow this week, folks in Hunt Valley and beyond are wrapping up the last of their winter landscaping preparations. Things like sprinkler shut-off and applying ice melt typically come to mind. If you have not done so already, you should seriously consider mulch delivery to help protect your plants. Read on to learn why mulching is essential for Hunt Valley residents this season, how to apply the material correctly, and what types of mulch are available. Contact Lehnhoff’s Supply to learn more about mulch delivery today!
Why Mulch Delivery is Necessary in the Winter
When temperatures decrease in the fall and winter, many of the tropical and subtropical plants that some Marylanders grow outdoors can weaken or die due to cold. While some of these more delicate plants will have to be brought indoors for the winter, many trees and shrubs will do just fine with a hearty layer of mulch. Adding this material provides some much-needed insulation, keeping your plants’ roots slightly warmer than they would be otherwise. In other seasons, people sometimes apply mulch to stave off weeds and conserve moisture. Reapplying mulch in the spring is something that you should also consider.
Applying Mulch Correctly
Once you have scheduled your mulch delivery, you have to apply the stuff correctly. Some folks fall into the trap of creating “volcanoes” with their wood chips, piling them into steep mounds around tree trunks and shrubs. Not only does this look a bit silly, but applying mulch in this way can cause moisture to build up around vulnerable parts of your plants, causing them to rot, decay, or succumb to pests or mold. When applying mulch, try to distribute the material evenly in a layer that is approximately 3 inches thick. This ensures proper insulation without restricting airflow and trapping moisture.
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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