New fresh mulch really does make a landscape look great! It not only enhances a landscapes overall look and appeal it also helps your soil retain moisture, so you won’t have to water as much saving you money. Mulching beds around shrubs, flowers, and trees helps control weed growth and protect roots from old man winters freeze.
People ask, how much mulch to use? When is the best time to mulch? And what kind should be used?
When is the right time to mulch in the Maryland area?
In the Maryland area, we typically mulch landscapes twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall.
How much mulch is right?
No more than three inches of mulch is recommended.
What type of mulch is right?
There are many types of mulch. The most common is the double shredded hardwood mulch in brown or dyed black. The added color further enhances a landscape and lasts longer. However, there are other colors available and it is a matter of taste and what works best in your beds based on the grade of your property. For instance, shredded mulches work best on slopes and pine nuggets should be used in flat or contained areas. For play areas we recommend clean playground safe woodchips.
No matter what type or color mulch it is important to not over mulch. At American Landscaping Inc. we are landscape mulch experts and can help you get your landscape area mulched for the fall season. Have questions and want us to get your mulching project done? Drop us a line and speak with our friendly staff who can assist you with any of your landscaping questions.
American Landscaping Inc.
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