Mulching materials are almost limitless and to make sure that there are plenty of options included on the list, we continue to offer ideas: grass clippings, leaves, hay, straw, professionally manufactured rubber chunks, shells, wool and even certain animal manures. Anyone that has spent even a day in the garden can express the need to suppress pesky weeds and mulching is an excellent way to keep those at bay. Love to garden but hate the expense of water during the summer months? Mulch can ensure that your water stays where it needs and does not dry out too fast. Worried that watering in the cold months could potentially freeze before absorbing? Mulch can solve that problem too!
Advantages of using and applying mulch are numerous and one could even venture to say endlessly. Mulch prevents soil erosion, which for any gardener big or small, not having to pay for the cost of replacing lost soil is invaluable. Protection of the plants' root system is vital as well and guess what helps with that? You guessed it: mulch! Mulch can insulate the roots from not only the boiling temperatures of the sweltering summer but also keep your precious plants nice and toasty during those frigid winter months. Mulch can provide a walkway or path through your garden.
Mulching trees is a valuable service that can be provided to extend and aid in the prosperity of your trees life. Ensuring that the mulch is not only of top quality, high-grade materials, but that the mulch is properly applied and arranged is imperative to the process. Mulching for trees can not only benefit in all of the way mentioned above but also help with preventing lawn mower damage over roots and ease of transplanting adjustments.
Equipment for mulching is almost as wide serving as the materials that can be used. There are smaller, more manageable mulchers that mulch the clippings and leaves for your backyard gardening needs, medium sized mulching equipment that can help with bigger projects while larger equipment that handles very large mulch needs - machines that are powerful enough to mulch tall trees into small wood chips.
Shrubs, plants, flowers, and vegetation of all sorts can benefit and thrive with the usage of mulch.