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How to Use and Apply Mulch to Take Advantage of its Many Uses

Dec 9th 2015 at 9:15 PM

Mulch has many uses, especially when you use the right variety, including helping to conserve water, shielding the roots of plants from extreme temperatures, use in soil improvement and preventing weeds from growing. Mulch can also be used for decorative purposed in a garden, to add colour and space plants in a garden. Mulch application is a simple process, however, it would be better if you use it while knowing a few details that will help you to maximize on its uses. The first thing you need to know how to do is to choose the mulch variety that is suitable for the type of job you want to do. Some factors to consider when choosing include: the purpose for which you want to use the mulch. Is your intention to control weeds, to pave a pathway or to reduce evaporation? All these are reasons enough for applying mulch and each of them will require a different variety. Permeability is also an important factor that helps in choosing mulch variety. You want your mulch to encourage ‘breathing’ particularly if you’ll be using it in the garden.

Biodegradability is also an important factor. If you want mulch for a garden, if it can break down and rot in the garden, it will add more nutrients, so that is a good thing. Appearance is also important especially if the mulch will be a conspicuous feature at the front of your house or in the backyard. As well, consider availability. It’s possible to make mulch with material in your yard, however, if you want consistent results especially if you want mulch for decorative purposes, you’ll need to get good quality cheap mulch in Perth. The second factor to consider is whether your space needs preparation before you apply the mulch. You might need to pull out weeds or trim them as close to the ground as possible. This is a necessary step when using mulch to control weeds as when the mulch covers all the weeds underneath, they will have a harder time growing.

Additionally, you might want to enrich the soil prior to applying mulch. Though biodegradable mulch will eventually break down, this will take some time, which makes it necessary to enrich the soil before applying mulch in a garden. Another preparation step you should consider is to lay down any landscaping material you need, such as plastic, gravel or cardboard. You should also define borders in the area of application. After preparation, you need to obtain the mulch. When looking for a supplier, look for a company that will do mulch delivery in Perth. Mulch is a heavy item and going around hunting for it is not necessarily an easy thing to do, so if you get a supplier who can deliver it for you, this will make your work easier. Lastly, you need to know how to apply the mulch. When applying, add a large thickness of mulch so that it covers the space evenly and does its job effectively.

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