Mulch is not just cosmetic; it helps sustain the soil moisture by reducing evaporation and minimizes the need for watering. Trees can look hardy about the clay soil but there roots can be stressed through soggy weather and drought. The vertical mulching process relieves the root stress, allowing oxygen and moisture to penetrate to the roots.
Mulch also works as an insulator for the root structure of your plants, keeping them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It also reduces the germination and growth of weeds. Hendel’s Tree Care & Landscaping knows how important it is to keep the mulch from being piled around the trunks of trees and creating a bed that gets as close to the plants drip line as possible. We will leave you with a beautifully mulched yard, without the mess and stress of buying, loading, spreading and cleaning up of the usual mulch process.
Benefits of Mulching
When correctly applied, mulch offers the following benefits:
- Mulching can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing A cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surface
- Mulching prevent crusting of the soil surface, thus improving the absorption and movement of water into the soil
- Mulching prevents loss of water from the soil by evaporation
- Mulching keeps the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even soil temperature
- Mulching prevents the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment
- Mulching reduces the growth of weed germination or to smother existing weeds
- Organic mulching can improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays the substance becomes topsoil which adds nutrients to the soil
- Mulched plants have more roots than plants that are not mulched, because mulched plants will produce additional roots that surround them
- Mulching prevents soil splashing, which not only stops erosion but keeps soil diseases from splashing up on the plants
- Mulching helps keep trees insect and disease resistant