Don't Forget the Mulch!

Mulch is an important element in any garden or landscape. Organic mulches are never just ornamental; they reduce evaporation from the soil surface while moderating the soil temperature in summer and winter. They trap blowing sand and dust. They stabilize slopes, berms, disturbed soil and bare soil, thus reducing wind and water erosion. Organic mulches suppress weed growth and as they decompose, they recycle plant nutrients and amend the soil. This in turn provides a habitat for beneficial soil organisms. On top of all this, applying mulch around the perimeter of your home can reduce your utility use because it helps reduce water evaporation, deflects heat in the summer and insulates the ground in the winter. Soilutions, Inc. makes and sells mulch utilizing recycled organic materials and reconstructing them for specific needs. While any organic mulch is helpful, consult with us to make sure you are getting the right material to highlight and benefit your project.