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MULCH MATERIAL & EDGING

April 02nd, 2021

Wood Mulch

Your beds may now have a layer of wood mulch on them. This mulch is very important in keeping weed growth down and maintaining optimum moisture around plants.

It might be necessary to turn or fluff your mulch to refresh the appearance. 

Mulch will move from winds and decay over time and will need to be replenished periodically. We recommend you replenish your mulch yearly to avoid too much loss. Adding new mulch will keep your yard looking its best.  If you need mulch delivered and installed, please give us a call at (970) 226-2296 or (970) 506-2727.

 

Rock Mulch

Some of your beds might be covered in rock mulch instead of wood. Typically, there is also weed barrier fabric installed underneath the rock to help decrease weed growth.  While the fabric will not prevent all weeds from growing, since many weeds seeds germinate on top of the fabric, it does help decrease the growth of weeds through the fabric. 

It is important to regularly and as thoroughly as possible, remove organic matter (dead leaves, grass clippings, etc.) from rock mulch. This will help reduce possible weed growth.  A hand-held blower is the best means to accomplish this task. Blow the debris into the grass area to make it easier to rake and bag.

 

Steel Edging   

Most landscapes will have steel roll top edging installed to separate lawn and planting bed areas. At times pavers, bricks, or concrete might be used as edging. Edging is necessary to keep your mulch material in the plantings bed to avoid maintenance issues and helps limit your lawn from growing into your plants. Over time with soil movement and as the grass grows the edging may need to be lifted or tapped back down into the ground to remain effective. Occasionally grass may need to be removed or sprayed in the planting beds.