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Mulch benefits and tips!

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Mulch not only adds color to your landscape, it is also beneficial to your plants! 

The Benefits of Mulch 

• Mulch reduces the amount of water evaporating from your soil, greatly reducing your need to water your plants. 

• Mulch improves the quality of your soil by breaking up clay and allowing better water and air movement through the soil. 

• Mulch provides nutrients to sandy soil and improves its ability to hold water. 

• Mulch acts as an insulating layer on top of soil, keeping it cooler in the summer. 

 

Make the Most of Your Mulch

• Make sure to thoroughly weed and water the soil before you apply mulch. Doing this will help you get the most out of your new mulch. 

• Install a layer of lawn fabric underneath the mulch to prevent weeds and new growth in the area. 

• Pull mulch back from plant bases to allow air to circulate! The mulch should be  6-to-12 inches away from the base of trees and shrubs. 

• If you are applying finer mulch apply 2 inches deep in the planting area. If your mulch is bigger you should apply 4 inches deep. 

 

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