May 26, 2018

Newnan Landscape Supply Company | Mulch: To Do or Not To Do?

The holidays have passed, and springtime is fast approaching! It’s the time of year we starting thinking about sprucing up our homes, inside and out. Do you want your lawn to be the envy of the neighborhood, or would you rather folks just drive on by and ignore your bare patches and last year’s weather-worn, faded mulch?

The benefits of preparing your beds for spring planting go far beyond the fresh look we all crave this time of year. That “fresh look” of newly-laid mulch has a purpose for our Southern lawns and beds.

One of these benefits is that the mulch itself, if it’s organic, returns nutrients back to the soil that have been depleted throughout the year, thus renewing and refreshing the soil that will be the home for your new or existing beds. It also regulates soil temperatures, protecting your flowers and plants from the hot Georgia sun.

Laying down mulch before spring planting will free up your summer for fun and vacations! A little bit of effort in the springtime months preparing your beds will reduce the need for watering during the summer months simply because mulch retains moisture, protecting roots from extreme heat and drought. Remember last summer?

By mulching your beds, not only will you need to water less frequently, you will also reduce the need for the back-breaking chore of weeding. Mulch blocks out the sunlight, slowing and inhibiting weed growth. Would you prefer to be at the lake or on the golf course in June and July or in the backyard pulling weeds?

Many of our Atlanta area lawns are sloped, which leads to a beautiful and varied landscape. However, sloped lawns are prone to erosion, and erosion is not only bad for plants and tree roots, it is not visually appealing. Landscape mulch is the preventative answer.

Adding mulch to your landscape is really not a question of “to do or not to do.” It’s an absolute must! It’s time to start thinking about when and how. Let Vining Stone be your one-stop shop for all of your mulching needs.

You can come by our facility located at 211 Stewart Road Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277 or call for more information at (770) 252-6336.