Mulch and pine straw are two organic components that help naturally keep your garden in optimal condition. But many people aren’t familiar with these products and are unaware of their benefits in maintaining a healthy and beautiful garden. Here are some points to consider:
The Benefits of Mulch for your Landscape
Mulching is a widespread technique in caring for orchards and gardens. It involves covering the soil with a protective layer of mulch to prevent the sun from hitting the substrate and evaporating the water. It also helps maintain the plant’s interior temperature and regulates the appearance of weeds.
- Mulch can be used on virtually all plants, from vegetables, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, or plants in planters.
- It slows down the drying of the substrate and therefore reduces the frequency of watering.
- Mulch provides nutrients to the soil and improves its quality when it degrades into humus, which also enriches the soil.
- It prevents soil erosion caused by runoff.
- It protects plants and trees from inclement weather such as cold, wind, heat, or heavy rains and prevents soil compaction.
- Mulch helps keep the soil warm, favoring plant growth.
- It minimizes the need for chemical or ecological herbicide use, saving time and money.
- Mulch prevents weed growth. (No more manual weeding!)
- Performs the double duty of adding a decorative touch to the garden.
If you live in Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Atlanta, or anywhere in Georgia, don’t hesitate to inquire about mulch installation by Tejada’s Landscaping LLC.
The Benefits of Pine Straw for your Landscape
Pine straw for decorative landscaping is suitable for gardens, flowerbeds, shrubs, trees, planters, and more. Aside from its ornamental value, it also prevents weed growth, protects the soil against erosion and sudden temperature changes, and conserves soil moisture.
- An important benefit of pine straw, an organic fertilizer, is the effect of organic matter as it decomposes in the soil. While pine needles don’t add nutrients to the soil, they increase soil porosity, so oxygen can better reach the roots.
- The fluffy material doesn’t compact or form a crust on the surface like other organic mulches, making it easier for water to penetrate the mulch and reach plant roots.
- Pine needles break down more slowly than organic mulches, which require approximately one inch of replacement material annually.
- The needles bind easily, so when combined with the benefits of water penetration, the pine straw stays in place and will not wash away even when used on sloped terrain.
If you are looking for mulch or pine straw installation in Marietta or Atlanta, Georgia, look up your friends at Tejada’s Landscaping. Our team of professionals will advise you and provide you with top-quality service.