As of March 20th, spring has finally arrived, even if the temperatures do not reflect it. In the spirit of celebrating the upcoming warmer weather, we thought it would be helpful to get everyone thinking about the advantages of using mulch in landscaping this spring.
Helps Soil Retain Water- The sun can dry out soil quickly, but when you surround your plants with mulch, it will help the ground retain more water. Now you can save time and money because you can water your plants less.
Insulation- We previously mentioned that mulch helps insulate plants in the winter, but it also does the same thing in spring and summer. During the warmer months, mulch protects from the heat and will help keep plants cooler.
Prevents Soil Erosion- Weather can create soil erosion, whether it is the wind blowing away the topsoil or the rain washing it away. By placing mulch around your plants and throughout your landscaping, you can prevent soil erosion from happening in your yard.
Call us at (703) 361-7365 to get a quote for mulch in Fairfax, VA, or the surrounding areas. We can help you determine how much mulch you will need for your particular landscaping project.
Winter is rapidly approaching and it is essential to prepare your landscape accordingly. Many people are unaware of the multiple benefits of mulch. At Neff Brothers Stone, we want to assist our customers any way possible, so we listed out a few advantages of mulch in the winter below.
Insulation- Did you know mulch can help insulate the ground and plants during the colder months? It also serves another purpose towards the end of winter. Typically we will have a couple of warm spells before it stays warm for spring. Sometimes plants will start growing early because of the false beginning of spring. The layer of mulch will keep the ground cold during the short sunny days.
Walkways- When the snow starts to melt, dirt walkways will become mushy and muddy. By applying mulch to pathways, you can avoid the muddy mess when everything begins to melt. If you receive a lot of rainfall every year, you could also line the walkways with mulch.
Whether you are searching for quality mulch in Fairfax, VA or Ashburn, you can count on Neff Brothers Stone every time. If you’re interested in learning more about our mulch products, you can contact us today at (703) 361-7365.