Mulch is a must-have for your landscape beds in Nebraska, but if you want to reap all its intended benefits, you'll need to replenish it regularly. After all, mulch consists of organic materials that decompose over time, and while it releases nutrients into the soil as it does, it also loses its other beneficial properties. When you keep it fresh, your plants can maximize the health benefits, such as weed suppression, soil temperature regulation, moisture retention, and erosion control. The best time to replenish your mulch is in the spring, as it'll ensure they're set up for success throughout the growing season.

Mulch consists of organic materials, so it decomposes over time.

Mulch consists of organic materials like wood chips and shredded bark, so it decomposes over time. As it breaks down, it releases valuable nutrients into the soil that your plants can use to bolster their health, but it also loses its other beneficial properties. When this happens, it isn't thick enough to protect them. Not only that, but its color also fades, and it'll look worse for wear, giving your landscape beds an unkempt appearance.

Replenishing your mulch regularly will ensure your plants reap all the health benefits.

If you want your plants to reap all the health benefits of having a mulch ground cover in your landscape beds, you'll need to replenish it regularly. These benefits include the following:

  • Weed Suppression: Mulch acts as a barrier that blocks weed seeds from reaching the soil and germinating so that they don't have a chance to cause problems for your plants in the first place. It also prevents any existing ones from accessing the resources they need, inhibiting their growth.
  • Soil Temperature Regulation: Mulch helps regulate soil temperature, insulating it during cold weather and keeping it cool when it's hot. This benefit protects the roots of your plants from extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Moisture Retention: Mulch reduces water loss through evaporation by shielding the soil from direct exposure to sunlight. This keeps it moist and your plants hydrated for longer.
  • Erosion Control: Mulch acts as an anchor to prevent soil from eroding and washing away. By holding everything in place, it safeguards against nutrient runoff and ensures your plants get all the vital nourishment they need.

When is the best time to replenish your mulch?

Replenishing your mulch annually will ensure it stays fresh and beneficial for your plants. However, the best time to do so is in the spring. Spring is the season when most weeds start germinating, so by replenishing this ground cover during this time, you can prevent them from establishing themselves in your landscape beds. Not only that, but it'll also protect the roots of your plants from the hot temperatures during the summer and keep them hydrated for longer, which is helpful during dry conditions.

You can choose from different colors and types of mulches to suit your aesthetic preferences, including shredded hardwood, cocoa, and black mulch.

Call Us Today to Sign Up for Our Mulch Installation Service

Do you want to boost the curb appeal of your landscape beds and keep your plants healthy? If so, look no further than our mulch installation service! At UPL Inc, we install mulch annually in the spring to ensure it stays fresh and continues to provide all its intended benefits. We also do this by hand, as it's the most precise method and will allow us to make it the proper thickness uniformly across your landscape beds.

Our mulch installation service is available to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Omaha, Elkhorn, Gretna, NE, and throughout the surrounding areas. Call us today at (402) 590-2040 to sign up.