4 Great Reasons You Should Be Mulching Your Garden

What if I told you there was one simple step you could take that could benefit your garden in countless ways?

Of course you’d be interested!

Mulching is the best way to transform your garden without breaking the bank. There are countless benefits of mulching, from generally promoting garden health to even limiting the number of pests and weeds, it seems as if every garden could find do with some mulch!

Here are 4 reasons that you should be mulching your garden:

Traps Moisture

Both organic and non-organic mulches will protect the soil from sunlight, effectively hindering evaporation and allowing better water retention. On top of that, organic mulches will act like sponges and absorb water, trapping it for a longer period of time and extending the life of your garden and landscaping. If you live in a very dry and warm climate, this tendency to absorb water can help you save water, as you will not lose as much to evaporation.

Deters Pests

Different types of mulches have the ability to ward off certain pests, due to oils that serve as a natural insect repellent. Generally the more fragrant the mulch, the more effective it will be at deterring common garden pests. By the same hand, some insects are actually attracted to certain fragrances. Consult a professional to make sure your mulch isn’t inviting pests to your garden.

Prevents Erosion

By trapping moisture, mulch will prevent rainwater from washing away your soil. Rain doesn’t fall directly onto the soil, which can cause pesky erosion to an uncovered garden over time. If you live in a climate that gets a lot of heavy rain, the protective layer of mulch can prove to be invaluable at saving the structural integrity of your garden.

Limits Weeds

Weeds seem to grow just about everywhere and are very hard to prevent completely, but a nice layer of mulch will serve you well at controlling the growth of unwanted weeds. Sunlight will not be able to reach the soil where the weeds will be sprouting from, so they will never have the chance to grow! It is very important to ensure your mulch is evenly layered with no gaps since all it takes is a small amount of sun and water for weeds to grow.

Mulching provides so many benefits to your garden, not to mention it looks great! So make sure your garden is protected by some marvelous mulch and be sure to give All Summer Landscaping and Lawn Care a call for any of your lawn care and landscaping needs!