May is the time to mulch!
Let’s play “Mulch Jeopardy.” The answer is: “May.” What is the question?
If you responded “When is the best time to add mulch to planting beds?” you’re right!
May could be called “Mulch Month.” It’s the horticultural window between spring rebirth and summer drought. In other words, it’s the perfect time to add mulch to landscaping in Brookfield, Elm Grove and New Berlin, WI.
Mulch is an easy do-it-yourself project. A 3-inch depth is ideal. Depending on the area involved, several yards of material are usually required. Hauling and spreading mulch is labor intensive, to be sure, but yields instant results.
Mulch immediately spruces up planting beds, creating a clean, finished look. Sure, aesthetics are important - yet the biological benefits really add up.
Mulch helps retain ground moisture, which strengthens plantings. It’s been a dry spring. Any rains in the coming weeks will be critical for plants to survive summer. Mulch will help make the most of them.
Don’t like weeding? Mulch inhibits weed growth. The work put in spreading mulch now usually saves time later. The ground covering won’t stop all weeds, but will leave fewer for picking in the months ahead.
Be warned: Not all mulch is created equal. Our next post will describe the various types available, and their differing price points. “You get what you pay for” applies.
Don’t have the time or inclination to add mulch in your yard? GMS offers mulch delivery and spreading for your landscaping in Brookfield, Elm Grove and New Berlin, WI. Contact us for a free estimate.
Regardless of who does the work, May is ideal for adding a protective layer of mulch in all your planting beds. The heat stress of summer isn’t far off. Applying mulch now can take your plants out of “jeopardy” in the months ahead.
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