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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Do You Have to Put Mulch on Your Garden?

After the wedding chances are you will become homeowners or maybe even before. There is a lot to know about taking care of the home, maintenance, the  yard and much more. 

Maintaining your yard no matter what the season is a challenge. After all, who wants to have a dried and messed-up yard? If you want to keep your yard pleasant to the eye, make sure to hire commercial landscaping services in Nassau County. No matter what your yard issues are, you can rely on them and transform your yard into an eye-catching attraction in your neighborhood.

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are natural green thumbs and those who are not. Gardening and landscaping can be a fun and fulfilling activity. Unfortunately, it might not be for everyone. In such cases, you might want to ask experts to help you achieve your dream landscaped yard.

All about mulch
It can be frustrating to water and weed your garden area, only to find your plants die in the end, no matter how you religiously take care of it. You can avoid such instances by mulching. Mulch is a gardening material used to cover the soil surface.

Mulch is usually spread out on the soil to prevent weeds from growing and sucking out the nutrients from your plants. At the same time, it keeps the soil moisturized, so you don't have to water your plants every day. Mulch can also make your garden area look more eye-catching.

There are two types of mulch: organic and inorganic. Both can provide positive benefits to your garden area in terms of keeping your plants well and alive, regardless of the season. You can buy mulches in gardening stores, while others are available in your yard.

Types of mulch
As mentioned, there are two types of mulch: organic and inorganic. Some of the most common types of organic mulch are the following:

  • Shredded leaves
  • Newspapers
  • Grass clippings
  • Manure and food composts
  • Hay/straw
  • Chipped or shredded bark
As organic mulch start to decompose, it will slowly seep into the soil and help improve its fertility. Plus, you don't have to buy organic mulch because it's everywhere. You can even make organic mulch on your own.

On the other hand, you can use inorganic mulch. It is mostly available in gardening stores, but you can also find it in your area. Some of the most popular types of inorganic mulch are the following:
  • Gravel and stone
  • Landscape fabric
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
These types of mulch can make your yard look attractive. However, there might be other procedures involved before putting these mulches on top of the soil. You should also consider the possible effects of using inorganic mulch. For example, plastic mulch tends to get hot during summer and might kill the plants if not applied properly.

Overall, keeping your yard verdant doesn't have to be so difficult. It's up to you which type of mulch to put on your soil. Each mulch type has pros and cons. That is why you should do your research first before choosing the right mulch for your garden. You can also contact a reliable landscape service in your area if you feel unsure.

Photo Credit:  Dan Cox Photography

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