Mulching provides many advantages to your summer landscape but the biggest and the most important advantage is retaining water and water conservation. Let’s read more and get started to do it!
What Are The Benefits of Mulch?
- Controls weeds!
The mulch can block the sunshine that weeds desperately need to grow and spread.
- Keeps the roots of your plants cool and moist!
It can surely add a cooling, protective barrier over the soil to establish a consistent temperature.
- Create a tidy appearance!
It can provide an aesthetic benefit. There are materials in different sizes, textures, and colors, which you can find one that best suits your garden style. You’ll appreciate how mulch can make your landscape look tidy and polished!
- Prevents erosion!
It can not only protect the soil from rain and irrigation, but also maintain the soils moisture and temperature.
- Conserve water!
Mulch will reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation by shading the soil.
How Many Types of Mulch?
There are plenty of types of mulch available to sprinkle around your garden, all with different purposes. Even compost can be considered a mulch! Here are four types that we recommend and what they’re best for:
- Redi-Gro Bark Mulch
Redi-Gro Fir bark averages ½ inch in size for use as a landscape cover.
- Shredded Redwood Mulch
It is a popular choice for its attractive reddish color and natural look.
- Medium and Small Bark
Medium and small Western Fir bark create a lovely decorative groundcover for all areas of your landscape.
How Much Mulch Do I Need?
Finding the right material is only half the battle. Knowing how much of it to buy can also be a challenge if you’re less experienced with mulching!
- First of all, consider how thick of a layer you’re putting down.
- Next, use a measuring tape, measure the length and width of each area you wish to cover.
- Third, determine the depth based on how many inches of mulch you want to use. In most instances, we recommend a depth of 2-3 inches.
With this amount in mind, you should be able to calculate how many bags of mulch you’ll need to purchase. Depending on the product you choose, most bags range around – 2 cu. feet per bag.