Yard Improvements With Mulch

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Mulch is used to retain moisture, reduce or eliminate weed growth, maintain soil temperature, and more. Read on to learn about the different types of mulch that are available, and where you can use it in your yard.

What is mulch? The process of mulching has been used for thousands of years to protect and preserve gardens, flower beds, and landscapes. Mulch provides different benefits and when it is applied correctly it can help to reduce the amount of time you spend watering, feeding, weeding, and maintaining your landscape.

Types of mulch.

  • Bark- shredded or chipped

  • Shredded leaves

  • Grass clippings

  • Straw

  • Pine needles

Different uses for mulch.

  • Flower beds: The best types of mulch to consider for your flower beds are bark or stones. These materials are aesthetically pleasing, and therefore complement your curb appeal as your build out the flower beds.

  • Walkways: Mulch can be a great option for heavy traffic areas. It is appealing, natural, and restricts water flow on a walkway.

  • Dog run: Even though our pets are a part of the family, no one enjoys a yellow-spotted, torn-up lawn. Creating a mulch area designated for your dog is a great way to minimize or camouflage the yard damage.

  • Tree protection: Place mulch around the base to protect the trunk, especially if you have younger trees. Mulch rings make a protective area to reduce threats from other plants.

Reach out to Northern Roots Lawn Care for advice on where and what type of mulch will help you achieve the look and results that you desire. Enhance your yard this spring with fresh mulch installation and leave the hard work up to us.

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