5 Tips How to Properly Mulch your Yard

The simple task of adding a fresh layer of mulch to your yard will not only help elevate the look of your mulch beds but also improve the health of your soil and plants by adding nutrients.  Along with the well-manicured aspect mulch adds to your home, mulch plays a vital roll in protecting your plants from weather, controls weed growth, and slows the erison of top soil.  However, there are some major questions to answer before you can begin the mulching process like when and how often to mulch, mulch color, the amount needed, etc.

Where to add Mulch

Decide what areas need a fresh layer of mulch at this time and what can wait until next year.  Whether you plan to mulch all areas or individual spots like flower beds, walkways, or gardens, this is a big decision.  And choosing to plant organic or inorganic mulch helps play a part in how often you will need to re-mulch.

When to Mulch

Best looking yard with mulch

The best time to mulch is dependent on the area where you live.  Don’t get too eager to start planting mulch as soon as the weather starts to get warm.  Mid-to-late spring is the most ideal time to start laying down mulch in areas that experience colder winter months.  

How Much Mulch

This calculation is a difficult one. You don’t want to end up paying for an excess of mulch.  Thanks to The Home Depot Mulch Calculator, you can get your mulch calculation close to perfect.  Typically, one bag of mulch will cover 8 square feet. After measurements are taken, choose the number of bags of mulch needed to cover the necessary mulch beds.  We suggest a 2 to 4-inch layer of mulch to get the job done right. 

Organic vs Inorganic Mulch

Organic mulch includes all things bark, grass clippings, leaves, and wood chips, at a fine or medium texture. Organic mulch helps with weed prevention, water retention, and can protect plant roots.  Inorganic mulch is most likely to be used for decorative appeal.  The most common types of inorganic mulch include things like gravel, stone, and rubber mulch. Both organic and inorganic mulch have their advantages, however, organic mulch has a positive long term effect on your soil.

Mulch Color

Brown Mulch

Choosing a mulch color is a major decision when it comes to curb appeal.  Mulch can be a great highlight and accent to complement the featured colors of your home. 
The three basic and popular color options include black, brown, and red mulch. A fresh color look means fresh mulch!

The next step in the mulch process is to leave the installation up to the professionals. Setup your mulch delivery and installation with Plowz & Mowz. Through our on-demand app or website, select the amount of mulch you need, the color, mulch texture, and where to lay the mulch. 

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