Mulching is an important part of any spring landscaping project. Mulch is a protective material that is placed over soil to help retain moisture and improve the overall soil conditions. Not only does mulch offer protection of the soil, it also creates a clean and polished look in any garden bed. When properly applied, mulch is very beneficial to plants, shrubs and trees.

Mulching offers a variety of benefits, it helps the soil retain moisture, which leads to less evaporation of water from the soil. This ensures your plants, shrubs and trees stay hydrated longer and reduces the chance of drying out. It also creates improved aeration, structure and drainage. Another benefit is weed control, a covering of mulch will help slow down and prevent weed germination and growth. This means your plants are sure to get the extra moisture, instead of weeds.

Mulching adds to the overall appeal of your landscaping, providing a well maintained polished look to your landscape. It also improves the overall health of plants by protecting them from specific diseases, all while improving soil fertility. Layers around trees and shrubs can help prevent damage from lawn equipment such as weed whackers and lawn mowers.

Mulching is meant to be a beneficial process and improper mulching can actually cause a variety of problems. Before making a decision, research the different variations and decide what is best for your specific needs. Mulching a garden that is going to house fruits or vegetables will have different needs than landscape with only trees and shrubs.

Berns landscaping has been providing homes and businesses around Metro Detroit for over 30 years. Intereasted in finding our more about or michigan mulch services, give us a call today at  586.756.1145 (Macomb County) or 248.835.3000 (Oakland County). Unable to call? Fill out our online estimate request form, and one of our landscaping professionals will get back to you at your convenience.

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