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Laying Mulch in your landscape
Mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of your soil. It is often made up of scraps of grass, leaves, hay, bark and more, but it can be made of rubber, plastic, or a compost. Rock and gravel can also be used as mulch. You can find plastic or synthetic fabric mats which are referred to as weed-barrier mats.
Mulch is generally laid around the base of trees and shrubs from when they are first planted. Prestige One recommends renewing your chosen Mulch continuously as your plants live and replenish as needed throughout the life of the plants.
Our Landscapers ensure your Mulch is laid correctly we will mulch a four foot diameter area around newly planted trees and shrubs. This will generally increase as your plants grow throughout their life. Increasing the mulch is important to continue providing all the benefits of mulch to your plants. Most landscape professionals will normally add around two inches of mulch to your soil. Prestige One lays organic mulches up to 3-4 inches thick. We do not mound mulch around the base of tree trunks and shrubs as this generally leads to insect, rodent and/or disease problems.
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The Benefits of Mulch In Your Garden
The long hot Missouri summers often peak in drought conditions. Well laid mulch will help conserve water in the soil by limiting evaporation. This not only helps during dry spells but also reduces the frequency of watering.
Mulch helps increase winter soil temperature and reduces summer soil temperatures by providing a level of insulation
Mulch will reduce the encroachment of grass and weeds around the base of trees and shrubs. Not only increasing their aesthetic appeal but also reducing the competition for moisture and much needed nutrients.
A less well known benefit is the protection well laid mulch can provide for the base of trees and shrubs from the bumps and scrapes caused by mowers and weed trimmers.
Save those knees
When mulch is laid thick enough to prevent weed & grass growth in unwanted areas it saves a lot of bending type maintenance. This can really save a lot of wear and tear on your knees and back. Our attractive, well-maintained mulch gives a landscape a finished, professional look.