Beautiful landscapes require careful planning and maintenance. There is one special item you can add to your landscape that will make it visually pop. Best of all, it has great benefits for your plants. It’s called mulch and adding it to your garden and flowerbeds will give your Wisconsin lawn a finished touch of beauty. Here’s a little more about this great product you can purchase from Createscape Landscaping Service in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Mulch Basics

Mulch is composed of organic material that has been shredded into small pieces. It can be made from tree bark, wood chips, pine straw, moss, grass clippings, or leaves. Mulch is placed as a top layer in flower beds around the base of the plants and trees.

Benefits of Mulch

Applying mulch to your flowerbeds has many benefits. During the warm growing season, it reduces the amount of water that evaporates from the soil. Retaining moisture in the soil will reduce your need to water the plants. If the soil is sandy, it will improve its ability to hold water. A layer of mulch can slow down or even prevent the growth of weeds and repel some pests. As mulch breaks down and decomposes, it improves the soil structure and adds nutrients. During the cold season, it helps moderate soil temperatures and insulates plant roots, helping them survive the cold temperatures.

Mulch is Good for the Environment

Mulch is also good for the environment. In winter, mulch insulates the soil, providing a warmer environment for earthworms, microbes, and other beneficial organisms. The warm soil allows these organisms to stay active longer into the cold season, which helps improve your soil. 

How To Mulch in Wisconsin

Fresh mulch should be applied typically at least once a year. The best times to mulch in Wisconsin are fall and spring. In spring, wait until the ground is no longer frozen and has warmed up. Applying mulch too early in spring keeps the soil cold longer and slows plant growth. In winter, wait until the ground freezes to allow plant roots to go dormant and prevent damaging them. 

Apply a layer of mulch between 2 and 3 inches thick. Too much mulch can suffocate the plants and starve the soil for moisture. If you are replenishing the existing mulch, remove as much of the old layer as possible first. Just adding a new layer of mulch on top can cause rot, nutrient starvation, and plant death. 

Mulch from Createscape Landscaping Service

Looking for a supplier of mulch near your Southeastern Wisconsin home? We’ve got your flowerbeds covered! At Createscape Landscaping Service, we offer three types of mulch:

  • Hardwood Mulch – most used, natural color, and best in windy areas
  • Brown Enviro Mulch – chipped wood that has been dyed and holds color well
  • Pine Mulch – similar to hardwood, but the color lasts much longer and smells great

We sell from 1 to 22-yard loads, and if you place your order before 11 a.m. on Monday through Saturday, you can get same-day delivery! Call our office to place your order or have your questions answered by our staff. 

Createscape Landscaping Service

262) 662-0201