Cromwell, Connecticut

Do's & Don'ts of Mulching August 7, 2019

Cromwell, Middlesex
Do's & Don'ts of Mulching, Cromwell, Connecticut

Mulching your lawn offers many benefits to your landscape’s appearance and overall wellness. This material insulates the soil and offers additional nutrients to help your landscaping achieve healthy growth. To ensure you achieve the best results, however, it’s crucial to remember a few guidelines.


Make your choice carefully.

Mulch does more than offer additional nutrients and insulation. It also affects the overall look of your property. With this in mind, try to choose a product that is aesthetically pleasing. Many people like the natural look of wood chips, for instance.

Try a few different products.

mulchingThe type of mulch that works best for a lawn varies from property to property, so try different types before settling on one. Generally, all products contain the same three ingredients: nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. However, each one will have different proportions of these. Experiment to see which gives you the best results.


Forget to clean out old mulch.

If you’re applying a new layer of mulch to an area, don’t just spread it across the old one. This will suffocate the soil and may negatively impact the development of the plants in the area. Instead, clean out the space first, and make sure all the old product is gone.

Neglect an inspection.

Before you start mulching, pause and do an inspection of the yard. Plan in advance which areas will need product and what you want the result to look like. This will ensure you achieve the best results.


For help with mulching and other tasks, turn to the team at The Lawn Surgeon. This family-run company serves the residents of Hartford, CT, and has been in business since 1985. They offer various services, including weed control and tree removal. To learn more or look at their past projects, call (860) 635-1127 or visit them online today.

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