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Mulch is simply a layer of material added to the surface of soil. It can be organic or inorganic. It comes in a variety of colors and accomplishes many things. Choosing the right type of mulch is an art, and Total Landscape Design maintenance would love to help you choose the right type of mulch for your home, villa, office, or commercial space.
Mulch comes in a variety of colors. It is best to find a color that matches your landscape, home, and plants that are present. There is a cost difference for certain colors and types of mulch and Total Landscape Design care services can help you meet a specific price point if necessary. If the mulch is produced locally, it is generally less expensive.
Mulch helps keep moisture in, prevents unwanted weeds and plants from growing, provides an interesting visual aspect to your landscape, and even improve the health of the soil. All of these benefits are why we recommend installing mulch to flower beds, at the base of trees and shrubs, and anywhere in between. Mulch is low maintenance, once it is installed you can just sit back and enjoy it.
Organic mulch is more environmentally friendly and has a more natural look. This type of mulch will greatly improve the health of the underlying soil, and help plants, trees, and shrubs thriving. Organic mulch can be made of peat moss, bark, wood, leaves, straw and other natural organic material. It slowly decomposes over time adding nutrients to the soil and trapping water in the process. It really is a double edged sword, keeping the plants healthy, and provide a great look for you space. Total Landscape Designers recommends using organic mulch on plants that are finicky. This organic material will slowly break down putting nutrients into the soil and plants. It is also easier on the roots than inorganic mulch. We know which species love to grow in organic mulch, and others that can tolerate inorganic mulch.
Inorganic mulch can be made out of a lot of things as well. This includes rock, rubber, and plastic sheeting. We generally install a plastic sheet layer under something like rock to provide a great inorganic mulch surface. Inorganic mulch is great because it never needs to be re applied, and can provide a different look that can not be achieved with organic mulch. Landscaping in Jupiter Florida can help you reach a decision on inorganic mulch to match your needs and overall theme of your landscape.
If you are really into being environmentally friendly, or just want to save some money organic mulch can be made on site. We can use leaves, wood material, and other organic stuff on your property to make a great organic mulch. This is inexpensive to do, and can even help you get rid of unwanted organic debris. It is also beneficial because you are taking the nutrients locked into the organic material and recycling them into the soil. It is a win win for your plants and landscape. It also feels pretty cool to get all of your materials in your own backyard!
Natural mulches will slowly break down over time feeding your living landscape. This is a good thing but this organic mulch will have to be re-applied over time. It generally takes a few years before more mulch should be added. We have worked with all types of mulch and can recommend when you need to reapply more in order to maintain your landscape. Again most organic mulch is pretty inexpensive, so re applying is well worth it. Your plants will definately love you when you do!
So as you can see there are a lot of choices for mulch products. Everything from rocks to stuff in your own backyard. Landscapers in Jupiter Florida would love to help you choose the perfect mulch for your next project. Total Landscape Design services can help you reach a decision on the right color, and get the best price on mulch. Let our dedicated team install mulch to transform your dream landscape today, and get a hold of us at (561) 284-9062!