Pacific Lawn Maintenance Mulching Services - What Are The Benefits
Chances are you’ve seen mulch in Spokane Valley area gardens and landscapes, but if you’ve ever wondered what its purpose is, read on!
Mulch can come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Let the experts at Pacific Lawn Maintenance help guide you in the right direction when it comes to which option would best suit your Spokane Valley lawn and landscape and give you that vibrant “pop” our customers have come to expect.
The main benefit of mulch comes from its ability to preserve soil moisture, but it also helps combat weed growth and improves soil health, as well as serving as a visually appealing addition to your Spokane Valley landscape. Mulch also helps to protect your soil from the elements. All told, mulch is a great way to keep your outdoor space looking great, your soil chocked full of nutrients, and your lawn and landscape healthy.
More than 50% of the water you apply to your landscape can be lost to evaporation. Mulch serves as a way to prevent this, while also being aesthetically pleasing. Mulch comes in many different forms, so there’s bound to be one that suits your needs and likes while also adding another beautiful visual element to your Spokane Valley home or office’s outdoor area.
Organic or Inorganic? What Is The Difference?
Here at Pacific Lawn Maintenance, we offer many different types of organic mulch including but not limited to, peat moss, wood or bark chips, grass or straw, and pine needles. The main draw of organic mulch is that it helps your Spokane Valley home’s outdoor spaces by introducing nutrients into the soil. As the mulch decomposes, nutrients are released, giving the surrounding area extra help in its growth cycle and overall health.
While this means your plants will receive more of a boost than with inorganic mulch, it also requires more upkeep. Organic mulch is a great choice if you’re willing to spend a little more time maintaining it, as well as if your soil needs a little extra nutrition. To emphasize the importance of healthy soil, we find it helpful to keep in mind that soil is a key element of how plants gain their nutrition. If your Spokane Valley home’s soil is lacking the proper nutrients, then it’s hard for your plants to truly flourish.
Inorganic mulch, while lacking the nourishing qualities of organic materials, is a good choice if you’re looking for something that is more hands-off, while still being visually pleasing. Inorganic mulch won’t break down as quickly (or at all) compared to its organic counterpart, making it a cost-effective alternative to other forms of mulch especially over time. If you go the inorganic route, you could choose from options like volcanic rock, an assortment of stones, as well as fabrics or plastics and even recycled rubbers typically made from used tires!
Leave it to our experts at Pacific Lawn Maintenance in Spokane Valley to assure your plants and shrubs are receiving the correct nutrients they need to be vibrant, thick and healthy with some help in choosing which mulch would be right for your situation.