Scottsville, New York
710 Morgan Rd
Scottsville, NY 14546

3 Important Benefits of Mulching Your Garden August 14, 2018

Scottsville, Monroe
3 Important Benefits of Mulching Your Garden , Scottsville, New York

Mulching is a quick, simple task that has a powerful impact on your garden. Mulch — which may contain wood chips, bark, straw, cocoa bean, pebbles, and other materials — serves as an invaluable protective barrier for your plants. If you haven’t already mulched your garden this season, here are three reasons to do so.

Why Is Mulching Essential?

1. Control Weeds

Weeds are the bane of many gardeners. While mulch cannot prevent them entirely, it will significantly curb their growth by blocking their access to sunlight and water. A strategically placed two-to-three-inch layer prevents weeds from receiving vital nutrients and will instead conserve them for your plants. Mulches that contain wood like cedar, cypress, or pinewood also help repel fleas and ticks.

2. Retain Water

mulchOrganic mulches that contain materials like pine needles, grass clippings, leaves, straw, bark, wood, or manure help retain moisture in the soil. Rather than allowing water to quickly seep beneath your plants’ reach, mulch helps roots absorb as much as possible. Not only can this help foster verdant, thriving plants, but it can also help curb your water expenditures.

3. Boost Nutrients

Organic mulch contains vital nutrients that intermix with existing soil to nourish your plants. As the mulch decomposes into the soil, the plants receive a nutrient boost. The mulch layer also prevents the rain from washing away minerals from within the soil. Mulch will also encourage earthworms to habitat your garden, which improves soil structure and creates natural fertilizers.


The type of mulch you select relies heavily on the soil type, the amount of sunlight, and the type of plants in your garden. For the assistance you need to select and distribute the perfect variety, consult the experienced horticulturists from Evergreen Landscape Management in Scottsville, NY. The landscapers would be pleased to help you breathe new life into your outdoor space. In addition to mulching, the team also offers bed edging, weeding, and pruning services. To learn more about the landscape design and yard maintenance business, visit the website or call today at (585) 889-9300.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Evergreen Landscape Management
Do Hardscaping Pavers Require Sealing?, Scottsville, New York
If you recently installed a walkway or driveway made of interlocking pavers, you can rest assured you’ve made an excellent design choice. However, in addition to curb appeal, more
10% Off Mulch Installations, Scottsville, New York
10% Off Mulch Installations Booked Before April 1st Looking to freshen up your landscape beds this spring? New clients that book mulch installation before April 1st will receive more
When is the Best Time to Trim Trees and Shrubs?, Scottsville, New York
Trimming trees and shrubs regularly improves the appearance of your landscape, ensures that the plants are healthy, and prevents them from overgrowing and becoming hazardous. more
4 Important Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Patio, Scottsville, New York
With winter setting in, it’s important not to neglect one of your home’s most important hardscaping elements: your patio. Though it may not be used often during the cold, simple more
4 Reasons to Install a Retaining Wall Before Winter, Scottsville, New York
Whether made of natural stone or interlocking concrete blocks, retaining walls offer various outstanding property benefits extending beyond aesthetic appeal. They are particularly more