Common Mulching Mistakes
Mulching is a well-known beneficial practice for soil and plants. When done correctly, it brings many environmental benefits. Mulch can prevent erosion and sediment runoff. For these reasons, our experts in landscaping will share with you some common mulching practices you need to avoid to make when using mulch.
Avoid Using Poor Quality Mulch
One of the worst things that could happen to your garden is introducing weeds without noticing it. When you purchase mulch from an unreliable seller, you put your garden plants and trees at risk. The product could come with invasive weed seeds in it because it was stockpiled next to a field of weeds.
Don’t Use Less or More Mulch
The general rule of thumb is applying 3 inches of organic mulch for beds and doing it twice a year. Mulching with the adequate amount each time will help keep weeds at bay and conserve the right quantities of moisture. Also, this will diminish the irrigation needs. When using inorganic mulch or pea gravel, the recommended amount is two inches.
Don’t Forget Big Plants
Big buddies in your yard also need protection. Do mulch rings to create a protective area that will minimize threats from other invasive weeds and keep mowers controlled.
Stay Away from Plastic Barriers
Avoid using black plastic as it will prevent water and rain from reaching the soil. If you want to use something underneath the mulch, select a fabric specially designed for this purpose. Using the correct material will keep your garden looking clean and with a streamlined look. All Around Soil and Stone sells heavy-duty commercial grade fabric rolls.
We also offer different quality mulches, including dyed mulches, and other landscaping products. To learn more about the landscaping products we offer, please visit our website or give us a call at 303-280-0815.