Why should I place mulch around by plants and shrubs in the greater Bangor area?
- Resurfacing mulch /flowerbeds is one of our most popular services.
- Mulch comes in many varieties from the most popular bark mulch or shreaded hemlock and cedar to straw, pine needles and clean gravel. Depending on the mulch material the decomposing mulch does add some nutrients to the soil. Usually in the form of carbon. But some grasses will add nitrogen to the soil.
- Adding an edge and resurfacing mulch beds annually will help keep the weeds at bay. You don’t want to mulch to thick at one time or you can have mold and deseas issues. Edging helps keep that crisp clean line which defines the edge of the lawn and the beginning of the flowerbed. This will help minimize the grass and weeds from migrating from the lawn into the flowerbed.
- Mulch also helps the soil from drying out around the vegetation and therefore the plants require less watering and will save you money and time throughout the summer.
- Mulch also insulates the soil and the plant roots therefore the soil and root temperature will not swing drastically quickly therefore promoting healthier plants and shrubs. Remember to keep the mulch away from the trunks of trees and shrubs so they don’t get bark rot.
- Mulch is also placed around the base of trees and posts to help minimize damage from maintenance equiptment such as lawn mowers and trimmers. If the string decideds to feed out while your trimming around the base of a tree you can damage the bark and severely damage or even kill a tree.
- The most common reason for mulching is not for making the flowerbeds easier and cheaper to maintain but they look great after a fresh layer of mulch!