Many homeowners and businesses are concerned about sustainability within the landscape because it is very important that we take an active part in preserving our natural environment. A great way to practice sustainable landscaping is by using organic mulch.
It is actually quite easy to find organic mulch materials, just look in your own yard. Grass clippings, pine needles, and leaves are just a few materials that make great mulch. If you have a vegetable garden, newspaper works wonderful as mulch because it keeps weed growth down and acts as protection for low-hanging vegetables. For vegetable gardens that are not a part of the front yard gardens, composted manure is also a great organic alternative as well.
Here are a few more materials that will work as organic mulch for your landscape:
- Small wood chips are great for spreading around small plants
- Pine needles are ideal for acid-loving plants
- Bark mulch is good for 1-3 years, then reapplication may be needed
Stay tuned to the Hermes Landscaping blog for more great tips on keeping your Kansas City area landscape in tip top shape.