Now that summer’s here, it’s time to start considering how to protect your landscape beds from the onslaught of heat throughout the season. Well, there’s no better way to do that with a fresh layer of mulch. You'll find that installing new mulch or replenishing worn-down mulch will greatly benefit your landscape beds. For one, mulch can regulate soil temperatures, acting as a protective barrier against the hot sun. A fresh layer of mulch will also keep weeds from establishing themselves in your landscape beds. Additionally, mulch will help your soil retain moisture—a much-needed benefit here in Texas—ensuring that your plants get all the water they need to survive the intense summer heat!
Mulch will help regulate soil temperature in your landscape beds.
One of the reasons to install or replenish mulch this summer is that it will help regulate soil temperatures in your landscape beds. The mulch acts as a protective barrier from the sun, stopping its rays from directly hitting your soil. This barrier prevents the soil in your landscape beds from getting too hot. Hot soil can be detrimental to your plants as it affects their water and nutrient intake, making it much harder for them to survive. In the worst-case scenario, hot soil has led to plants dying. Installing or replenishing your mulch provides some much-needed shade for your soil—meaning drastic temperature changes are kept to a minimum, and your plants can continue to flourish!
Mulch can help prevent weeds from taking over your landscape beds.
Weeds are another issue common to landscape beds. They’ll make it more difficult for your plants to survive by hogging all the nutrients and resources. Well, mulch also acts as a natural form of weed control. It helps to keep weeds out of your landscape beds by stopping new seeds from making contact and establishing themselves in your soil. If there are any weeds already buried in your soil, mulch will block the sun from reaching them, helping to stop them before they can develop further.
If you want to take weed prevention to the next level, professional landscape bed weed control treatments are the way to go!
Mulch will help the soil in your landscape beds retain moisture.
Your landscape plants will need all the water they can get to survive the intense heat during the summer season in Texas. That’s where a fresh layer of mulch comes in! Replenishing or installing mulch will help your soil retain moisture. A new bed of mulch reduces the amount of moisture that evaporates throughout the day, ensuring the roots of your plants get the water they need so they can continue to thrive throughout the season. Retaining moisture also has the added benefit of saving you money on your water bill since you won’t have to water your plants as often as you would if your soil wasn't protected by mulch!
Mulch is made up of natural materials so when it starts to decompose, it will provide your soil with additional nutrients!
Protect your landscape beds with a fresh layer of mulch. Call us today to schedule our mulch installation service!
Summertime in Texas is the perfect time to install or replenish your mulch in your landscape beds. At Salcido Lawn, we offer a variety of mulch types to suit your landscape! You can choose between hardwood, double-shredded natural, cedar, and some dyed varieties of mulch to give your landscape beds a splash of color. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in the Tyler area, including surrounding areas like Whitehouse and Flint. Call us today at (903) 502-0669 to schedule our mulch installation service!