Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Don't Forget to Mulch!!

Walk outside along one of the bayous or parks in the Houston area, and look down. What do you see? In a healthy ecosystem, you won’t see bare ground. Nature covers its own soil with plant growth, decaying matter, or even inorganic matter. This is what you want to imitate in your own yard!

The best way to protect the ground in your garden and flower beds at home is by using mulch, which is material spread over and around the roots of your plants. Why should you use mulch?

  • It preserves the moisture in your soil, which means you don’t have to water as much. In the hot Houston area, that’s a big advantage!! Mulching will save on your water bill, as well as protect your home from hard-to-remove stains that occur if you don’t have mulch in the flower beds next to your house.
  • Mulch regulates the temperature of your soil. In the winter, a layer of mulch can prevent freezing. In the hot Texas summer, mulch can keep top soil from reaching temperatures that inhibit plant growth.
  • Mulch protects your soil from erosion caused by wind and rain.
  • Mulch significantly reduces weeds. That means prettier landscaping, and less work for you!!
When is the best time of year to apply mulch? It is ideal in this part of Texas to put mulch down in late Spring once the ground has started to warm up. So it’s time to start thinking about what type of mulch you will choose for your own yard! You want to protect and maintain healthy landscaped plants, shrubs, and flowers, not to mention adding to the value of your home by making your yard look beautiful and complete.

Contact C4 Landscape & Design today for all your landscaping needs.

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