Mulch is a beneficial landscaping tool. It not only protects your garden and yard, but it also helps them flourish throughout the year. While there are a variety of mulches to choose from, one you may not be aware of is leaf mulch. This organic alternative to synthetic mulch provides your landscaping with a number of enhancements.
- Applying leaf mulch around your plants reduces the rate of evaporation. The mulch creates a barrier between the soil and the sun which leads to the area retaining greater amounts of water.
- As the leaves begin to decay, they emit various nutrients that helps enrich the soil in your garden.
- Deeply embedding the mulch into the soil can help prevent the emergence of weeds. The mulch restricts the growth of existing weeds and prevents the germination of new ones.
- Not only does leaf mulch protect against the sun, but it also insulates the soil when the weather is on the chillier side.
- Leaf mulch can stop the soil in your garden from crusting. Crusting happens when soil dries out and clumps together. Unfortunately, it can have an extremely negative effect on your plants. Thankfully, the high absorption rate of leaf mulch helps the soil in your garden maintain a high moisture level.
- Due to its faster decomposing rate, the need to replace leaf mulch occurs more often than the need to replace inorganic mulch. However, the added nutrients from leaf mulch usually causes your garden to fill in at a greater speed, which in turn results in the use of less mulch.
- Sticking to organic mulch instead of depending on synthetic mulches not only benefits your plants and soil, but it also saves you money on lawn and garden care.
If you’re interested in learning more about leaf mulch or you would like to purchase some for your garden, please contact us today, and remember we offer free delivery to your home.