Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your landscaping. For both its functional and decorative value, mulch could be considered a landscaper’s best friend. It offers several major benefits.
Beautifies the space.
With its richness of color and uniform appearance, mulch instantly gives landscaping a finished, manicured look.
Helps control weeds.
Mulch acts as a barrier, limiting sunlight from reaching growing weeds. The lack of sunlight helps prevent weeds from sprouting and making your landscaping look unkept.
Helps retain moisture.
Mulch helps slow moisture evaporation, allowing more water to remain in the soil and plant roots. During hot months, which South Florida is known for, retaining moisture greatly reduces the need for watering, which prevents an increase in the water bill.
Good for repelling bugs.
Certain types of mulch are good for deterring pests. Bark or chip mulches made from cedar or cypress trees are helpful for repelling insects because of their natural oils. Plastic mulch, made from polyethylene, creates a reflection that blinds and confuses insects, so they typically stay away.
While it’s true that mulch gives landscaping a beautiful, polished look, the advantages go way beyond elevating the value of your business. If you’d like to learn more about which mulch fits for your particular needs, the SFM Landscape team can help