Which mulch is right for my planting beds? Mulching is a tough job and hard work for any homeowner. How much mulch do I need? Do I really need mulch? Royal Gardens Landscaping can help you answer all of these questions and save you the time and backache associated with mulching your landscape.
Mulch is used to conserve soil, keep your soil moist and to protect plantings in severe weather. Mulch keeps plants roots cooler in the summer months, slows the growth of weeds and minimizes erosion.
Mulch can also be used to lessen the amount of lawn maintenance. By increasing the number or size of your flower beds and filling them with mulch, you reduce the amount of lawn mowing. You can also place a ring of mulch around trees, plants, landscape lighting or water features to achieve the same results.
There are many different types of mulches and they vary in color and texture. You will find mulch made of wood chips, pine needles and shredded bark. All of these mulches provide nutrients and enhance the health of the soil as they break down.
Selecting natural, organic mulch is beneficial to gardening and as it decomposes, mulch enriches the soil as it breaks down. All mulches break down at different rates and should be applied evenly across your flower beds so that the nutrients are distributed evenly and the overall look remains level as the decomposition occurs. On average a 3 inch layer of mulch installed this year, should last about 2 years.
Our premium hardwood shredded mulch is dark brown in color and is made from only hardwoods. All mulches fade out to a grey color over time. The hardwood shredded mulch color will last about 5-6 months. Ground up wood chips fades to grey as quickly as 1 month. As alternative dyed mulches can keep their color up to year. The colored mulch we provide is a natural brown.
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