Applied Your Mulch Yet? – Landscaping and Lawn Care Company

We got off to a late start in our gardens this year because of all the rain, so if you haven’t applied your mulch yet, now is the time to do it.  If you’re mulching around flowers or vegetables, it’s best to wait until the soil has warmed up to spread your mulch, since the mulch acts as an insulating layer and the ground won’t warm up as quickly once it’s mulched.  Always spread mulch by hand around fragile plants to keep from damaging them, and leave an inch around the plants to prevent excessive moisture from harming them.  Standard bark mulch or wood chips should be 2-4″ deep, while leaves should be 3-4″ and grass clippings 2-3″.

You can use mulch to protect your plants during the winter, but it should be a lighter material such as pine boughs or straw which won’t compact the plants.  Apply this mulch in the fall after the first frost but before the colder temperatures arrive.  If you mulch your plants before the first frost, rodents may make it into a nice warm nest for the winter.

If you hate the thought of spending this weekend spreading mulch, give us a call here at Blass Residential Services.  We can do that!

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Alejandro Says,

My strawberries were fine dnriug the winter. I planted them last year and over the winter there was 2 feet + of snow on them one time. So I wouldn’t worry about it. Just make sure you don’t plant your strawberry plant near tomatoes or raspberrys because bugs will eat them if those three plants are too close together. Or if they are not that far apart then get some lady bugs and they will eat all the pests.References :

on August 20, 2012 at 06:31 AM
 

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