Mulching Tips

 

 

1

Check existing mulch levels around the house prior to starting the job. This will help determine the appropriate amount to apply.

2

We recommend installing mulch at a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Do not exceed 4". Maintaining a 2 to 3 inch layer is optimal to help suppress weed growth and retain an even soil moisture and temperature level.

3

Remove weeds and/or turf prior to mulching- including their root systems.

4

Rake or "fluff' existing mulch before topdressing with a layer of new mulch.

5

Avoid inconsistent depths of mulch or a bumpy/clumpy appearance.

6

Watch mulch levels around existing plants. Mulch should not cover annuals or perennials and should not cover the base or root flare of existing woody stems and/ or trunks of trees. We recommend that you create a moat effect around trees. This will help capture water dripping from bark and leaves.

7

Water down new mulch to help set, remove dust and replenish moisture. This also makes the color of the mulch stand out.

8

Blow off all rocks, plants, turf and paved surfaces.