If you want to start taking better care of your home’s landscape, Bumgardners Landscape in Medford wants to help you do it. We provide a range of landscaping services to our Medford clients, and we also strive to provide them with the best tips and advice for healthy lawns and gardens. Perhaps one of the most valuable tools for any home gardener, and one of the most often overlooked, is mulch. If you haven’t used mulch on your home’s landscape, there are plenty of reasons to consider trying it.
Mulching Protects Your Plants
The layer of mulch you’ll arrange around your plants will not look spectacular but also protect your plants in various ways. Mulch will help the soil retain moisture so your plants can withstand dry spells easier, deter weeds from taking root and overtaking your plants, and prevent insects and other invasive pests from burrowing into the root systems of your plants. Mulch can also provide temperature protection during the hottest and coldest months of the year if you have plants that are susceptible to seasonal damage by keeping soil temperatures and moisture more consistent.
Mulching Looks Spectacular
Mulch is available in a wide variety of colors and styles, from fine mulch to large pieces of bark from various types of wood. When you line your planting beds, the sides of your home, and other areas of your landscape with mulch, it can help to create a cohesive look that’s easy to maintain while your vegetation enjoys all of the other benefits mulch offers.
Mulching is one of the best ways to repurpose downed or dead trees. The nutrients in each piece of mulch will nurture the soil where you place it, eventually breaking down into the soil to enrich it even further as it decomposes. If you’re looking for an ecologically conscious and beautiful addition to your landscape, mulch should be your first choice. If you have questions about the different types of mulch or the best uses for it on your property, contact Bumgardners Landscape in Medford today.