Why Should I Place Mulch Around by Plants & Shrubs in The Greater Bangor Area?

Resurfacing mulch and flowerbeds are among our most popular services.Mulch comes in many varieties.

The most popular types include:

  • Bark
  • Shredded hemlock
  • Cedar
  • Straw
  • Pine needles
  • Clean gravel

Depending on the mulch material, the decomposing mulch does add some nutrients to the soil. Usually,  in the form of carbon. Some grasses add nitrogen to the soil. 

Adding an edge and resurfacing mulch beds annually keeps the weeds at bay. You don’t want to go too thick at one time. You can have mold and disease. Edging helps keep that crisp clean line that defines the edge of the lawn and the beginning of the flowerbed.

This helps minimize the grass and weeds from migrating from the lawn into the flowerbed. The most common reason for mulching is not for making the flowerbeds easier and cheaper to maintain. They look great after!

Mulching also helps the soil from drying out around the vegetation. Therefore, the plants require less watering. This saves you money and time throughout the summer.

It also insulates the soil and the plant roots. Therefore, the soil and root temperatures do not swing drastically quickly, promoting healthier plants and shrubs. Remember to keep the mulch away from the trunks of trees and shrubs to avoid bark rot.

Mulch is also placed around the base of trees and posts to help minimize damage from maintenance equipment such as lawnmowers and trimmers. If the string decides to feed out while trimming around the base of a tree, you can damage the bark or even kill a tree.


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