Mulching is one of the crucial garden maintenance activities required to create a beautiful landscape. Adding mulch to your Adelaide garden, gives it an instant manicured, finished appearance. The benefits of mulching, however, go far beyond improving the look or value of your garden.
Besides the attractive garden appearance, mulching acts as a protective barrier over bare soil. It promotes a healthy growing environment for your plants during a short period. Because of these benefits and more, mulching should be a part of any garden maintenance plan.
Improves the Soil
Any mulch you use will protect the underlying nutrients from getting washed away by the rain or wind. Mulches made from organic materials will additionally fortify the soil. Over time, soil microbes and warm temperatures will naturally consume organic mulch. As the mulch naturally breaks down, nutrients will be released back into the soil. These nutrients are essential to keep the soil fertile and healthy. They promote a healthy soil ecosystem.
Protects Against Temperature Changes
As an insulator, mulch is critical for your Adelaide garden maintenance. It helps regulate soil temperatures, protecting plant roots from the summer heat and winter coldness. That is why mulching is essential, especially for new plantings that are still tender.
With mulch, you will spend less time watering. Organic and non-organic mulches both cover the soil. This slows down the moisture evaporation, keeping more water in the ground. During the hot, dry summer days, mulch will not only help your thirsty plants. It will also reduce your water consumption for garden maintenance activities by up to sixty per cent.
Over time, sunlight and air will form a crust over your Adelaide garden’s topsoil. This crust will be difficult for the water to penetrate and reach the roots. That is why mulching is critical for your Adelaide garden’s health.
By keeping mulching a part of your garden maintenance activities, you will not have to worry about weeds taking over the landscape. The top layer created by mulch will naturally prevent weeds from sprouting in your Adelaide garden. It acts as a barrier, blocking the weeds’ growth and access to sunlight.
At Guaranteed Garden Services, we can supply you with premium mulch for your Adelaide garden. Mulching alone will not create you the Adelaide garden of your dreams, though. We understand that a well-maintained garden requires a lot of hard work and effort. That is why we offer a wide range of garden maintenance services for you.
Whether it is a quick mow you need or significant landscaping changes, our experienced gardeners will help you out. Our garden maintenance solutions and plans can also be tailored to fit your specific requirements. We provide once-off visits as well as ongoing garden maintenance programs.
Our garden maintenance services will help you enjoy your Adelaide garden again. Call us now to get a free quotation from one of our experienced gardeners!