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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Utilizing Mulch To Improve Your Landscaping

by Charlotte White

Mulch is one of the most common materials to use in a landscaping project. While the use of mulch can be used to meet a number of your property's landscaping needs, it is important to make the most of these materials. 

Choose A Color Of Mulch That Provides A Strong Contrast

One of the strongest benefits of mulch is that it will be able to enrich the aesthetics of your landscaping. Luckily, mulch can come in a range of different colors that will make it possible to choose an option that will provide you with the look that you are wanting for your property. In particular, you may want to choose a mulch that has a color that will provide a strong contrast against the surrounding areas. For portions of your landscaping that have a lot of plants growing in the area, a dark brown mulch could serve as a pleasant contrast. However, if you have an area with a lot of rocks and soil, you may want to choose a mulch that has a red hue to it.

Ensure Enough Mulch Is Delivered To Create A Thick Layer

Mulch can help to reduce the ability of weeds to grow, and it can also have the benefit of reducing the amount of erosion that may be occurring. However, it will be necessary for the mulch to be reasonably thick in order for it to provide these benefits. At a minimum, you will want the mulch to be an inch or two deep. Unfortunately, some individuals may have a difficult time effectively estimating the amount of landscaping mulch that they will need to have delivered. This could lead to them potentially ordering too little for their needs. When calculating the volume of the mulch that you will need, it can be useful to order more than your estimates may indicate due to the fact that mulch that is slightly thicker than you planned will not create the problems that come with having a layer of mulch that is too thin.

Replenish The Mulch Every Year Or Two

Over time, the mulch will break down and even partially wash away. To keep it effective, the mulch will need to be replenished at periodic intervals. At a minimum, this should be done every couple of years, but some properties may need it yearly. Fortunately, mulch delivery services can make it easy to supply your property with the mulch that it will need for this maintenance.

Contact a local mulch service, such as Red Mill Landscaping & Nursery, to learn more.