When spring rolls around many home owners are busy with yard projects and need to gather the right supplies for the work. Garden beds and lawns require special attention and adding mulch in Hartford CT can help to prevent evaporation of water and minimize the need for constant watering of plants. There are two types of mulch, organic and inorganic. Organic mulches are used most often for garden beds and contain materials like grass clippings, wood chips, bark, paper, straw, leaves and pine needles. Inorganic mulch includes gravel, plastic, and stones and are commonly used in public parks and playgrounds.
Mulch discourages weeds from growing and helps the soil to decompose better, especially if it contains organic compost. Adding mulch in Hartford CT can help soil to stay cool in the day time which prevents the water from evaporating. Weeds cannot germinate or if they manage to will die shortly after germination because they lack the necessary sunlight to keep them going. This means that less time needs to be spent weeding decorative gardens. Mulch can also add to the structure and nutrition of the soil over time. The look of mulch is decorative and many people choose a specific color that they like for a nice clean look.
Mulch should be applied to a depth of at least two inches to provide the best protection for your garden bed area. A cubic yard of mulch will cover about 160 square feet at a 2 inch depth. The mulch needs to be topped every year as the material starts to decompose and work its way into the soil. Choose a high quality mulch and order enough mulch to be delivered to your home so that you can cover the entire garden bed and protect your plants and keep your soil moist. Most people use pine or cedar mulch that has a red color or it can be dyed in a color that you prefer. Mulches that are not dyed will fade to a grey color over time while dyed mulches will retain their color for a longer amount of time. Click here to know more.