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Benefits of Mulching

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Benefits of Mulching

Most Southern Ohio Properties will befit from regular mulching of their yards, garden, and ornamental landscaping. Mulching not only adds beauty and value to your property, but it also provides optimal growing conditions for your trees, shrubs, and flowers. 

Benefit of Mulching

Mulch refers to any material or mix of materials that are spread as a cover over an outdoor, plant-growing area. It is usually, but not always composed of decayed plant material. Mulch has many uses and benefits. These include:

  • Moisture retention in the soil and root area of desirable plants
  • Weed mitigation in flower and vegetable beds
  • Enhancement of soil fertility and oxygenation
  • Heat retarding from direct sun exposure during very hot periods
  • Promotion of visual appeal and property value

In fact, during prolonged dry spells, mulch may even contribute to the survival of your vegetative landscaping.

Types of Mulch

In practice, there are two types of mulch: Organic and inorganic. Organic types of mulch are the most commonly used and include:

  • Wood and bark chips
  • Shredded leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Compost mixes
  • Hay or straw
  • Pine needles

In addition to organic mulches, there are some inorganic products that can be used as mulch. The most common of these is plastic sheeting. Additionally, sand, rocks, stones, and other materials may be used. Specially woven fabrics often termed geotextile mulch, can be used as well. 

Obtaining Your Mulch

Mulch is available in bulk or by the bag. You can easily arrange for mulch delivery Cincinnati. The best part of having professional delivery is that the job of spreading the mulch can be added to the overall package. In addition, having a professional involves means that you can choose from among a wide variety of mulch types. The best firms will be able to make mulch recommendations based on the details of your landscaping requirement.