What do you know about mulch? Mulch is commonly used in Ottawa lawn care, but what good does it really do? You may not realize this, but the benefits of mulch are myriad, and span far beyond the aesthetic appeal. However, that all depends on the type of mulch you're using. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa promotes organic mulch, which will increase the health of your lawns and gardens. Organic mulch will supplement your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa services beautifully, so that you're getting the most out of your lawn care program. Read on to find out how.
Organic vs. inorganic mulch
What do we mean by organic mulch? Organic mulch is a product that is composed of natural, or organic, substances only. These can include wood chips, pine needles, bark, and grass clippings.
Inorganic mulch may be made of pebbles, landscape fabric, or gravel. Often, inorganic mulch types do not offer much to your lawn beyond aesthetics.
Mulch's job is to protect the water levels in your soil. Organic mulch does this, as well as adds extra nutrients into your soil through the process of decaying. This strengthens your soil structure and root system, and creates a more durable lawn.
What are the benefits of mulch?
As described above, using organic mulch in your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa services is going to have considerably more benefits than regular mulch. Organic mulch doubles as a fertilizer, and allows you to reuse organic waste in your yard. This is because mulch provides the perfect breeding spot for beneficial organisms, such as worms, that are critical to a healthy lawn. These are the organisms that improve soil structure, and hasten decomposition of organic matter to create nutrients for your yard. In the long run, having mulch with plenty of little organisms will decrease the need to include as many fertilizer treatments in the future.
Mulch also makes it nearly impossible for weeds to sprout up. Using mulch will prevent the need for any kind of herbicide or severe weed control methods, saving you time and money in your Ottawa lawn care.
As mentioned, mulch protects your soil's moisture. Mulch blocks sun and wind exposure, and so dramatically decreases evaporation, and therefore locks in your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa irrigation's efforts. Not only will this give your inground irrigation a bit of a rest, but moist lawns are also far less likely to become compacted.
Tips for mulch Ottawa lawn care
Before you apply mulch to your lawn, aerate and water your grass to help it soak up the mulch nutrients. When mulching a flowerbed, make sure all of the weeds have been entirely removed.
Mulch is best applied just after you've sown grass seed in order to maintain moisture and nutrient levels. Approximately two to four inches is the recommended thickness of application. However, mulch that can clump together and suffocate your grass, such as grass clippings, should never reach higher than two inches thick.
What are you waiting for? Let your lawn munch on mulch this autumn. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa can help you decide on the best type to help you reap the full benefits of using mulch in your lawn care program. Call to receive your complimentary quote for Nutri-Lawn Ottawa services today!