Do you have lawn envy? You know, that feeling when you drive by a neighbor’s yard and see how thick and lush the grass looks, how the edging is precise, and how the mulch brings new life to the plant beds? Yeah, we get that. That’s why we offer spring cleanups and mulching services to get your yard ready for the season.
You are right when you see mulch and notice that it makes the planting beds, trees, or shrubbery look neat and well-manicured. However, this is not the only benefit of adding mulch to your landscaping. Let’s take a closer look at the advantages of mulching your landscape this year.
Living in the northeast region means that we may have a wet-and-wild growing season, or a hot-and-dry one. One never knows which it may be. That’s why using mulch as a way to retain moisture is a good idea. Mulch serves as a way of stopping the evaporation of the water that is in the soil. That way, your bushes, shrubs, or plantings can retain as much water as they will need to stay healthy.
Mulch has a hidden secret. It can serve as a barrier to the sunlight that encourages the growth of weeds. That doesn’t mean that your garden won’t need to be weeded, but there will be less to do weekly. Add a foundation of weed barrier fabric or cloth under the mulch and weeds will have an even more difficult time showing themselves.
Depending upon the grade and location of your property, you may experience erosion after heavy rain. If so, mulch can prevent the rainwater from washing away your soil. This also means that after each rain, your soil’s nutrients are not washed away.
The natural oils that exist in mulch tend to deter pests from setting up shop. Some mulch types, such as cypress, cedar, or pine wood chips, do an excellent job of repelling ticks, gnats, and fleas. Talk to us about the type you would like to use and we can let you know which mulch scents will be a deterrent.
Adds Curb Appeal
Mulch can immediately make your lawn go from looking ho-hum to well manicured! Mulch can instantly add color and depth to your yard. Think of how nice a fresh layer will look around your shrubs, bushes, trees, along your foundation, and within your flower beds!
If you are considering adding mulch to your yard, call Arrowhead Landscaping. We are a full-service landscaping company based out of Danvers, MA that’s been in business since 1998. We pride ourselves on giving exceptional services to our residential and commercial customers. We specialize in hardscape design and stonework. No job is too small or too large.