Make your house the envy of the neighborhood with simple projects that boost curb appeal and give your home that dressed-to-impress appearance. What’s more, curb appeal landscaping boosts property value and delivers big returns for small investments.
Planting beds look sharp and picture-perfect when you first apply mulch. Over time, though, sun and weather can cause fading, giving mulch a tired appearance. You can greatly improve the look and curb appeal of your lawn, as well as your entire home, buy simply refreshing your mulch. Mulch comes in a variety of colors and materials and is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed look more attractive.
Organic mulches also help improve the soil’s fertility, as they decompose. Organic mulch will decompose and have to be replaced, but in the process, it will also improve your soil’s fertility and its organic content. The dryer and woodier the mulch, the slower it will decompose and the fewer nutrients it will give to the soil.
Gravel and Stone
Gravel and stone work well as mulches in areas that require good drainage or beds with plants that like a little additional heat, like Mediterranean herb gardens and rain gardens. Stone is hard to remove, so give it a lot of thought before using stone or gravel as a mulch.
Which mulch you choose depends on the function and aesthetic you are looking for. There are more and more choices each year, so review your options before you start spreading and choose a mulch that will please you and aid your garden for many years.
Refreshing your mulch is not too difficult, but if you do not have the time, or simply need assistance, give us a call for a Free Estimate for your Mulch Refresh. Our trained professionals are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and assist you with all of your lawn care and landscaping needs.