The Benefits of Fall Mulching
Mulching provides many benefits to your ornamental garden. Providing a layer of mulch not only freshens the look of your garden but also aids in the health of your plants. Read more to learn about the benefits of mulching.
Mulching for Weeds
Providing a thick layer of mulch makes it harder for weed seeds to germinate through the bark before Spring. The extra layer also makes it difficult for sunlight to reach the seedlings. Anything to help prevent weeds organically is a plus to us!
Prevent Soil Erosion
Mulching provides a layer between heavy rains and bare soil. This helps the soil from being swept away during the rainy season, thus preventing soil erosion in the garden.
A Natural Layer of Compost
Cedar mulch is made from organic materials, which will eventually break down and provide nutrients to the soil. Worms will help break down the mulch, work their way into the ground, and increase soil health. Happy soil=happy plants!
Great for Drought Climates
Mulch retains moisture in the soil by creating a layer between the soil and the exposed air. This helps moisture stay in the ground and prevents excess water from evaporating. Mulching will help you SAVE WATER!
When Do I Mulch?
We recommend mulching twice a year–once in Fall and then again in Spring. Mulching in Fall will aid in suppressing new weeds from germinating, and in Spring will help with moisture retention for the upcoming Summer.
We recommend using GreenAll Shredded Cedar Mulch, which is an organic mulch we sell in bags at the nursery. Free from dyes, this natural mulch also enhances the look of your garden.
How Much Do I Add?
Adding a 2-4″ layer of mulch is sufficient to get all of the benefits. Stop by the nursery and speak with our expert staff if you are unsure of how many bags are needed to cover your area. It helps greatly to bring in the measurements of all garden beds you intend to mulch.