Growing a garden is not as easy as it looks. It needs strategies, proper planning, and, in some cases, depending on the type of plants to grow, it requires commitment. In other words, expect the activity to be time-consuming. Aside from that, not everyone has the ability to grow a flourishing garden. To achieve and maintain the lusciousness of your garden, a set of rules must be applied. At Labrador Landscape, we are dedicated to helping you with your garden and landscape needs. Our supplies range from limestones to cypress mulch, gravel, and so much more.
What is Mulch?
Mulch is made from any durable material. It can be biodegradable or non-biodegradable. It is added into the soil for many vital purposes: it keeps the moisture on the ground by blocking the access of sunlight to prevent the liquid from evaporating; it protects plants from insects by acting as a shield or cover; it helps reduce soil erosion, and lessen the growth of weeds by blocking seeds from penetrating the ground.
The best type of mulch advisable for horticulture is organic mulch. It is usually made from barks of trees, shredded to pieces to allow easy distribution. It also acts as a light covering to permit bacterial growth, which is essential to the health of the soil. There are several types of organic mulches, and some of the most commonly used are:
- Grass trimmings
- Rotten leaves
- Peat moss
- Bark chippings
- Straw mulch
- Wood mulch
But as the days go by, the mulches applied on the ground will eventually decay. And some of these organic mulches, as they start to rot, can produce chemicals that may affect the plants. When plants are being poisoned, their lifespan decreases and it’ll barely have any nutrients in it. This is why the safest and most useful type of mulch is from Cypress trees.
Cypress mulch is processed by shredding or chipping the bark of a Cypress tree. It is counted as one of the most used mulches in gardening since it brings many benefits to plants and soil:
- It brings the right bacteria that help promote plant growth
- It has generates chemicals that repel insects
- It levels the pH level of the ground
- It is much neater to apply than other mulches
Acquiring a bountiful vegetable garden, proper maintenance, and checkups are highly recommended. One should also follow golden gardening rules such as grouping types of plants to allow easy propagation, have an abundance of water supply for healthy crops, and let the soil and organic compost sit before mixing into the ground. Lastly, it is vital to care for your garden as you care for a friend. Based on some studies, plants grow better and produce a fresh harvest if the environment is friendly, and that includes their relationship with humans.
To order quality cypress mulch, organic compost, and other gardening supply, feel free to contact us at Labrador Landscape today.