How Switching to Mulch Can Help Save Your Garden

Soil alone is great to use when you are just starting to grow plants in your garden, but when your garden needs a boost or your home or business needs a revamped look, using mulch is your best choice. Mulch helps suppress weeds and protects your garden, as well as give it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Mulch can provide a protective layer to your garden, weed control, and so many more things that your landscaping might need. If you aren’t sure about choosing mulch, you’ll want to keep reading to learn about why it’s the best option for every garden. 

 

Keeping Your Soil Healthy

Your garden may need to be watered more than once a day to keep your plants alive when you are using only soil. Switching to mulch will allow your garden to be watered much less but still grow as if it is being watered more. Imagine all the time you can save without having to water your garden three times a day!

Mulch even add to the health of your soil. Over time, the mulch will be broken down into the soil by insects and weather. This is good news for your soil because it will soak up the nutrients and other good chemicals from the mulch, therefore enhancing your newly fed soil.

 

Preventing Issues From the Beginning 

Cold, harsh weather, ticks, fleas, gnats, weeds… These are just a few of the things that can be prevented when you choose to use an organic mulch for your garden. The issues listed are often reasons that your plants may wither sooner than you had hoped, or why there are suddenly dead plants all over your garden rather than ones that look healthy and nourished. 

Weed control is easily the best benefit of mulching. Laying down mulch will block any weeds that are forming underground and stop them from getting any light. Weeds are pretty simple — no light, no growth! 

 

Protecting Your Plants flower bed with mulch

Harsh weather can be a huge factor in decaying plants or a failing garden. Mulching will protect all the hard work you have put into your garden by keeping the roots safe. There are cycles that plants go through because of the way weather happens. They go back and forth pretty frequently between cold and hot temperatures, which can exhaust plants and stop them from reblooming. Using mulch will stop this process and let your plants flourish every spring. 

One last large benefit of mulching is the aesthetic appeal it will give your garden. While this may be a superficial benefit compared to the others mentioned in this blog, landscaping thrives off beauty. Mulch that matches your home or business will create a clean, finished look that will make your landscape enticing. 

 

Turf Pro is Here to Protect Your Garden 

If you are ready to create a garden oasis with mulch, Turf Pro can help you. Whether you are a resident or business in the Louisville area, you can give us a ring at 502-991-7600, or reach out to us on our contact page. If you are social savvy, you can even find us on Facebook to seek out some more information.

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