With warmer weather here it is time to get out in the yard and see what is left after one of the coldest winters on record. You may notice some plants, especially broad leaf evergreens, with dieback or other damage. This happens because of the winter winds drying the leaves and the inability of the plant to take up moisture with below freezing temperatures. Mulch can help prevent this from happening. When we place a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the plants and trees in our landscapes it helps regulate soil temperatures. The mulch will delay ground freezing in the fall and prevent repetative freeze-thaw cycles during the fall and spring.
Mulch has other benefits as well. A good layer of mulch will help keep the soil moist throughout the growing season which reduces the amount of water needed. The mulch will also prevent weed growth and add nutrients to the soil as it decomposes. A nice mulch also adds beauty to the landscape and allows you to enjoy more time in your yard instead of constantly working in it.
Let us know if you have any questions or are in need of mulch. We are always ready to help you enjoy your yard. You can also visit our website at bladerunnerslandscape.com for more ideas. We wish you the best throughout your summer.