Some of our days are getting really nice and warm! No doubt that it’s got you thinking spring and being outdoors. As you prepare for spring and begin to think about your mulching needs, there are few things to keep in mind.
Prepare the area:
Pull weeds or cut them close to the ground, if you are mulching for weed control. While not strictly necessary, it will help the mulch, and anything under it, to lay flat, and it will slow down the weed growth. Remember, mulch prevents weed growth by excluding light.
Enrich the soil and dig the beds, if you plan to do so.
Lay down anything you want under the mulch, such as landscaping fabric or plastic.
Add a generous thickness of mulch. The depth of mulch is really important if you want to retain moisture and prevent weed growth. Aim for at least two to four inches (5-10cm) of depth.
Better yet, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of mulching (and it can make for a tiring day), give us a call! We have a Mulch Special of 10% off (when we spread it) until the end of March!
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