Mulching

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mulch-headerMulch may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to creating and maintaining a beautiful lawn, but mulch provides much more benefit than you may realize.

Applying mulch to plant beds is key to maintaining healthy, attractive landscaping.

mulch-2Mulch helps retain moisture, which leads to healthier plant stock.
A layer of mulch around plantings reduces weed growth.
Mulch adds nutrients to the soil due to its natural decay.

A well-mulched bed prevents plant stock from getting hit or damaged from lawn equipment; for that reason, creating tree rings around trees is suggested.

Organic mulches also improve the condition of the soil. As these mulches slowly decompose, they provide organic matter which helps keep the soil loose. This improves root growth, increases the infiltration of water, and also improves the water-holding capacity of the soil.

Organic matter is a source of plant nutrients and provides an ideal environment for earthworms and other beneficial soil organisms.

Mulch protects the soil from erosion and reduces compaction from the impact of heavy rains.
It conserves moisture, reducing the need for frequent waterings and maintains a more even soil temperature. Mulch also adds beauty and uniformity to landscaping at a minimal cost.

Give Poor Boy Lawn Care & Landscaping a call at 423-612-1205 and let us give you a quote on your mulching service. You’ll be glad you did!