Mulch is really helpful for not only the look of your garden or flower beds, but also for water preservation.
We all love nice, fresh cut grass, but sometimes you need to compensate for drought conditions, such as we are experiencing in Southern California today. Mulch is a great alternative.
Mulch also helps with weed prevention, as well as temperature control. It keeps the heat trapped in, as well as protecting from other weather elements, reducing fluctuations in climate to your plants.
All this talk of mulch...but you might be asking, what is it exactly?
Mulch basically is anything that covers the soil, never pushed into it. One of the most popular types of mulch are wood chips, but you can also use pebbles or gravel, rocks (including pumice rock), straw (including pine), compost, grass clippings, landscape fabric, cocoa hull, and even newspaper or cardboard. Granted, your probably better off using wood chips, pebbles, or gravel for the front of your house. Cardboard would probably make your house look...homeless.
In general, you can think of mulch as a pretty way to shield and protect your plants. It also is a great way to make pathways, especially in a garden, if you didn't want to use hardscape such as pavers or concrete. For the best mulch for your situation, give us a call at 657-201-5786.