Thomas P. Ryland Co.

Landscapers serving Hampden County & Northern Connecticut since 1931
   

Services

Lawn care

Landscaping

Construction

Driveway, sidewalks and parking lots



Mulch

Mulches are materials such as bark chips that are placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of trees and shrubs. Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition, and improve soil structure. Properly applied, mulch can give landscapes a handsome, well-groomed appearance. Mulch must be applied properly; if it is too deep or if the wrong material is used, it can actually cause significant harm to trees and other landscape plants.

Benefits of Proper Mulching

  • Mulch helps maintain soil moisture. Evaporation is reduced, and the need for watering can be minimized.
  • Mulch helps control weeds. A 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch will reduce the germination and growth of weeds.
  • Mulch serves as nature’s insulating blanket. Mulch keeps soils warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • Mulch can improve soil aeration, structure (aggregation of soil particles), and drainage over time.
  • Mulch can improve soil fertility.
  • Mulch can inhibit certain plant diseases.
  • Mulching around trees helps facilitate maintenance and can reduce the likelihood of damage from “weed whackers” or the dreaded “lawn mower blight.”
  • Mulch can give planting beds a uniform, well-cared-for look

Applying mulch to your garden is one of the best ways to keep down weeds. Where weeds become a serious problem, Thomas P Ryland has a number of approaches to riding your garden of weeds ranging from chemical applications to hand weeding.

The proper choice of mulch and the method of application is important to the health of landscape plants. Thomas P. Ryland will help you select the best mulch for the health and appearance of your gardens, and apply it properly for the best result.

Thomas P. Ryland Co. - 154 Cedar Street Springfield, MA 01105 - (413) 734-7943


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