Covering your flowerbeds with a brightly colored mulch is a great way to make your landscaping pop! But did you know that adding mulch to your garden can help your plants weather the cold winter months? Mulch retains the soil’s moisture around your trees and plants, and keeps the ground warm—allowing your plants to thrive longer.
Read on to learn all about why fall is the perfect time to add mulch to your garden.
Why You Should Add Mulch in the Fall
While mulch can be added to your garden year-round, adding mulch in the fall comes with additional perks, such as:
- Suppressing weed growth.
- Protecting plant roots during the freeze/thaw cycle.
- Insulating the soil, helping your plants stay warm during the colder months.
- Keeping the soil moist, allowing microorganisms to breed and improving soil quality.
How Much Mulch Should You Add?
Mulch made of wood and bark is not only attractive, but it excels at trapping warmth and moisture into the soil. Be sure to add at least three inches to your flower and garden beds, and be mindful to keep mulch away from plant stems to avoid cutting off the water supply. Apply wire fencing over windy areas to avoid erosion.
Get your mulch from O’Neill Wood Resources today by calling (308) 384-1690. We offer six different types of mulch, including natural, cedar, red, brown, low-dust, and animal bedding. Schedule a delivery, or stop by and pick it up today!