With spring less than 30 days away and the weather getting warmer, now is the time of year where we open up the shed, bring out the tools, and begin to prepare our landscape for growing season.
One of the best things you can do in preparing your landscape for spring is mulch. Mulch adds to the beauty and appearance of your landscape, while providing a number of benefits. For example:
Mulch Protects The Soil
The Texas heat can cause exposed soil to dry up, crack, and become essentially useless. Mulch provides insulation, which is necessary to keep a cool, balanced soil temperature. Ultimately preventing soil dehydration, which could lead to root damage and stunted plant growth.
Mulch Improves The Soil
When the mulch begins to break down it will deposit organic matter into the soil. This provides the soil with additional benefits such as:
Mulch Aids in Moisture Retention
During the spring and summer months, plants are more susceptible to moisture loss (especially on a hot, windy day). By shading the soil and slowing the evaporation process, the mulch will help retain moisture. As an added bonus, the mulch also helps by absorbing additional water, and conserving it for later use.
Mulch Stops Weeds
Weeds need two things to grow: Water and sunlight. While they may get the water they need, mulch blocks the sunlight making it nearly impossible for weeds to peak through.
Mulch Looks Awesome
Simply put, if you add a 2-4 inch layer of mulch around your trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, and around the foundation of your home, it looks awesome. It adds to the color and neatness of your landscape while complimenting the color of your flowers, plants, and even the color of your home!
If you’re looking to use mulch to add to the beauty of your home, while protecting your trees, shrubs, or garden, give the professionals at GroLawn a call. Our experts know mulch and are ready and willing to teach you how you can better care for your landscape each and every day.
Call us today at (817) 447-7711 to hear more about our lawn care services, and our tree and shrub care program. We can help you get the lawn and landscape you will love, and your neighbors will envy. Call us today to set up an appointment!