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Mulch Madness Month; Why March Is the Best Time to Mulch Your Gardens.

Mulch Madness Month; Why March Is the Best Time to Mulch Your Gardens.

Mulching your flower beds and garden is a popular lawn care task this time of year. The problem is, most people apply mulch too late in the season, lessening its benefit. To understand the logic behind this theory, the experts at Green Team Lawn Care are breaking down why we mulch in the first place. Related Read: 12 Month Organic Gardening Plan, Free E-Book Why Mulch Matters for Your Yard Mulch is not just something to do for the sole purpose of enhancing the look of your yard, although it certainly does that. Mulching is the single most important thing you can do for your garden every year for several reasons … Suppresses weeds. Holds in moisture that would quickly evaporate without it. Regulates soil temperature. Improves the soil’s structure, which leads to better drainage and use of nutrients. Related Read: Don’t Delay! Spring Weed Control Starts Sooner Than You Think Why Is March Prime Time for Mulch? Just as weeding and removing leaves is easier to do before new bulbs and perennials pop up, the same goes for mulching. The soil is still weed-free, herbaceous plants are just beginning to grow, and the soil is starting to warm up a little, which means it’s the perfect window to lay your mulch while avoiding other plants’ lifecycles. How Much Mulch Do I Need? When it comes to mulch, more is definitely not better! Applying an overly thick layer of mulch can do more harm than good since it’s likely to encourage fungal disease and possibly even kill your plants. To be sure your yard gets just the right amount of mulch,...