27/07/2018 0 Comments
What Mulch Can Do for Your Lawn
The Benefits of Mulching
The main reason why you'll want to apply mulch to your Edmonton lawn is to help the soil retain more moisture. The strong Alberta summer sun can quickly cause the moisture to evaporate from the soil after you water, causing your plants to wilt and forcing you to work harder. Mulch allows water to penetrate deeper into the soil and locks the moisture in for a longer period of time as well.
Mulch also provides a great solution for slowing down weed growth and for protecting your plant roots from the damaging effects of extremely hot or cold temperatures. Additionally, as organic mulches slowly decompose, they can introduce important nutrients to the soil. Finally, mulch adds more colour and texture to your lawn, helping to enhance your home's landscaping and overall curb appeal.
Types of Mulch
There are many different types of mulch you can use on your lawn in Edmonton. Mulch can be made out of just about any material, both organic and inorganic, that serves the purposes described above. Bark is a popular choice, as it is slow to decay and provides a good source of carbon for your plants when it does. Cedar mulch resists decay as well, and it is often chosen both for its look and its pleasant smell. Some types of mulches are specifically dyed uniform colours, such as black, for landscaping considerations.
How to Use Mulch
Applying mulch couldn't be easier. Plus, it's actually kind of fun to do. All you have to do is simply lay it down on the soil surface. That's it - no extra prep work needs to be done to the mulch itself.
You will, however, want to prep your soil a little by pulling all of the weeds out of the area first, making sure to completely dig out the roots. Then, using a shovel, transport small mulch piles around your plants and trees. Finally, use a rake to spread the mulch out in an even layer across the soil. A depth of around three to four inches should be sufficient to prevent future weed growth, so add more mulch if needed.
Protect Your Lawn with Quality Mulch in Edmonton
The bottom line is that mulch is a great labour- and time-saver that will help you achieve a healthier and more attractive lawn with less effort. At Quality Landscaping Supplies Inc., we provide high-quality mulch in Edmonton for all of your landscaping and gardening needs.
You can quickly and easily place an order for mulch in Edmonton by using our online form, but don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.