It’s the time of year again when many properties get spiffed up with fresh layers of mulch in planting beds. In addition to improving appearance, mulch helps block out weeds, holds moisture in the soil and breaks down into organic matter over time, promoting a healthy soil ecosystem and plants. The best mulch to use is really a matter of preference, budget and your goals. There are many options with pros and cons to each.

How much mulch will you need? Industry standards call for mulch to be maintained at three-inch depth. Mulch can build up over time and additional applications can become detrimental. It’s a good idea to budget for mulch removal occasionally to make sure your landscape beds do not become over-mulched. If would like to discuss mulching options for your property, let’s schedule a conversation.