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6 Tips For Preparing Garden Beds For Mulch.

6 Tips For Preparing Garden Beds For Mulch.

Mulch is a very useful product when used in your shrub, annual, or flower beds. It retains moisture for plant roots, blocks weed growth, and is just plain better looking than dirt. Properly preparing your beds for Mulch Installation ensures the best outcome for weed management and the cleanest looking final product. 1. Pruning As part of a complete bed cleanup and mulch project you should always get your shrubs and trees nice and tidy for the growing season. Pruning as the initial part of the process is important because the clippings will become a mess that will hamper your efforts at later steps. All plants have different pruning requirements and recommendations. For example, Hydrangeas should be cut down to no more than 2-3 leaf buds, and second year deadwood should be completely removed. Make sure to research the pruning style for your particular plants before causing damage. 2. Weeding As last season’s mulch has undoubtably broken down over winter, weeds have inevitably taken over your garden oasis. This step is the most crucial in the Mulching process. Removing established broadleaf weeds as far to the root as possible will give your new mulch its best chance to do its thing. Hand Weeding: Most surface dwelling annual grasses and ground cover weeds can be pretty easily removed by hand. Weeding Tool: Metal tools such a weeding spade can help to create more force to remove deeply rooted perennial weeds such as dandelions and crabgrass. Weed Whacking: In large open areas very saturated with taller weeds, using a gas powered trimmer can make quicker work of removing unwanted green from...
Green Envy Organic Mulch

Green Envy Organic Mulch

Visually Stunning, Natural Effective Green Envy 100% Organic Premium Mulch is developed using a certified production process and a non-toxic proprietary formula that contains zero artificial additives, chemicals or dyes. Unlike traditional wood mulches, our premium formula naturally produces an organic “tea” that releases rich nutrients into your soil, while retaining moisture and suppressing weed growth. Green Envy is beyond any basic mulch, it also acts as a soil amendment and can be used in all flower, fruit and vegetable gardens reducing or eliminating the need to add herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers into your landscapes and gardens. Enhance GREEN ENVY PROTECTS AND ENHANCES YOUR LANDSCAPE. Once spread, our premium mulch instantly improves tilth, suppresses weed growth, increases pH and instantly beautifies your gardens, trees and borders with unique twice ground texture and rich all-natural color. Our certified process ensures a consistent and premium product. Nurture GREEN ENVY REPLENISHES AND NOURISHES YOUR SOIL. Unlike traditional wood mulches, the composted agricultural manure in our formula produces an organic “tea” that releases desirable nutrients to enrich your soil, nurture roots systems, and inhibit soil diseases — helping all trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens grow greener and healthier. Sustain GREEN ENVY CONSERVES YOUR NATURAL RESOURCES. Our mulch requires less care and watering than traditional mulch. It seals in moisture, reduces evaporation and preserves your watering resources during dry conditions. At the end of each season it naturally composts back into the earth — eliminating the need to remove, or turnover. Green Envy is beyond any basic mulch. Its additional benefits include soil enrichment ground enhancement, growth promotion, and water retention. As the...
Mulch Madness Month; Why March Is the Best Time to Mulch Your Yard.

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

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,...