By definition, mulch is any material that is laid on top of the soil to protect it. However, there are 5 types of organic mulch.
What is mulch?
Continue reading to see the different types of organic mulch.
Bark mulch is the type of mulch that probably comes to mind first. Most people use it around trees or on their front lawns. This mulch does not mix well with the soil, but it lasts the longest.
Grass clippings can be used as mulch, especially for those who need help keeping the weeds away. Grass clippings decompose rapidly, but are great for keeping moisture need help keep the weeds away.
Despite the conception that newspaper would be bad for plants, it is becoming more and more popular. Newspaper helps keeps the moisture in the roots and companies are now using organic dyes.
If you haven't tried shredded leaves as mulch, then you are missing out! It is simply nature's favorite type of mulch because it is amazing for wintering over your soil and it decomposes easier.
STRAW AND HAY
Oftentimes, this type of mulch will be found in the garden. Straw and hay will protect your veggies from soil-borne diseases and last throughout the growing season.
Whether it is weekly maintenance, colorful annuals for a party, or a spruce up for a special occasion, we’re here to care for your garden and lawn for years to come. Here at American Gardens we develop your custom maintenance plan, schedule appropriate services, and assign an Account Manager to your property.