Why Installing Mulch In Your Landscape Beds Every Spring is Important
March is the perfect time to start adding mulch to your landscape beds. Besides giving your lawn a pop of color, mulch provides multiple benefits to the soil and plants as spring begins to bloom. Landwork Contractors provides a variety of mulch designs and layouts for your yard with our professional lawn care and landscape design services. To get you started, here are just a few reasons why mulching in the spring is important for the health of your landscaping.
Benefits of Mulch in March
- Insulation- During the unpredictable weather of spring, mulch adds an extra layer of insulation to your soil. The insulation acts as a cover to protect soil from drying out, freezing, or becoming diseased.
- Improves Soil Health and Diversity- A layer of mulch protects soil from pests and provides shelter for friendly organisms like worms or microbes. As mulch breaks down, it also enhances the soil, making it healthier and stronger for spring flowers. Landwork Contractors can provide you with the expertise needed for layering mulch.
- Moisture Control- Mulch helps reduce the evaporation of water in your soil. Keeping an even level of moisture also protects plant roots and healthy organisms from cold weather.
- Cuts Back on Weeds- Mulch makes it difficult for weeds to grown in your landscape beds. First, it reduces sunlight to the weed seeds, making fewer weeds grow. Second, it blocks weed seeds from getting into the soil to germinate.
How To Mulch
The way you mulch really depends on where you live. In colder areas, like our beautiful Westchester County, NY, mulch will need a slightly thicker layer toward the beginning of spring. As the sun warms up, you must adjust the layer to allow for more sun, air, and water to reach the roots of your plants.
The amount of mulch may also need adjusting to adapt to rainfall. A particularly wet spring will need a lighter layer to keep the soil from getting too wet. You want to be sure the soil is protected but also able to breathe and receive the nutrients it needs.
Let the professionals at Landwork Contractors handle all your lawn care and landscape design needs. We’ll monitor your lawn and landscape beds, providing you with the perfect amount of mulch all year long. We’ll also help you design a beautiful mulch bed to make your home stand out as winter ends and the blooms begin. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. We can’t wait to bring your landscape to life with beautiful, colorful mulch.