Choosing mulch for your landscaping projects requires carefully considering your landscaping needs and then selecting the right mulch to keep your plants healthy and happy throughout the year. When it comes to mulch, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Here are some tips to help you find the one that’s just right for you:
- The main purposes of mulch is to reduce water loss, suppress weeds, and protect against changing temperatures.
- Mulch helps prevent soil crusting and soil erosion. Further, as it decomposes, it nourishes the soil and promotes healthy root activity.
- Since we are heading from winter into spring, it’s best to choose a summer mulch. Wood chips, bark, and pine needles are ideal for this time of year as they will provide the maximum benefits for the season. You may also want to use buckwheat hulls, cocoa shells, or wood shavings. Each option will provide attractive groundcover that will help protect your soil as the spring rains fall and the summer sun begins to warm up.
For assistance choosing mulch for your flower beds and landscaping projects, contact the professional team at Hermes Landscaping and we will be happy to offer you our services.