When protecting our Georgia trees and shrubs, it’s safe to say that we’ll take all the help we can get. Though they may appear sturdy and resilient, these plants are still vulnerable to a variety of threats throughout the year. From pests and diseases to drought conditions and extreme heat, our trees and shrubs sure take a beating. One of the best ways to boost your tree and shrub care throughout the year while adding a flash of color is by adding mulch. Here are a few of the top reasons to add mulch to your Georgia trees and shrubs this spring.
One of the most essential things for trees and shrubs (and all plants for that matter) is water. During our hot Georgia summers, water is sometimes hard to come by. One of the easy ways to preserve water around your trees and shrubs is by adding mulch. When you add mulch around your trees and shrubs, it acts as an insulating barrier. This protects the soil beneath from direct sunlight, preserving more moisture and water so your trees and shrubs continue to flourish throughout the hottest months of the year.
The addition of mulch to your landscaping provides an immediate boost to your curb appeal. By choosing the right mulch to accent your home, you can bring attention to the focal points of your lawn. Mulch comes in a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from. Whether you want inorganic or organic mulch, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your lawn and landscaping. Not only will you be enhancing the health of your plants, but you’ll also be enhancing the beauty of your home and property.
Keeping weeds out of the garden and flower beds is one of the endless lawn care chores facing Georgia homeowners every year. When weeds are allowed to grow up around your trees and shrubs, they cause stress to the plants. Weeds steal resources out of the soil and away from the plants that need them the most. That’s why weed control is essential.
A layer of mulch is one of the best and most consistent weed control methods. The mulch blankets the existing weeds, cutting off their easy access to the sunlight and air they need to thrive. Without these, the weeds wither and die. The blanket of mulch also restricts weed seeds beneath the soil from germinating. In the end, your trees and shrubs have unlimited and competition-free access to all of the nutrients and resources in the soil, resulting in healthier, more beautiful plants.
The roots of your trees and shrubs are arguably the most important part of your plants. Through the roots, your trees and shrubs absorb all of the nutrients they need to grow and stay healthy. Keeping the roots safe should be a top priority. A layer of mulch is a great insulator for the roots, protecting them from the intense heat of our Georgia summers. The insulating mulch also protects the roots in the winter, when temperatures drop. Without environmental stress from fluctuating temperatures, your trees and shrubs are free to grow as strong and as beautiful as possible.
Giving your trees and shrubs the extra protection when you add mulch is a great way to boost your existing tree and shrub care program. If you aren’t currently signed up, then it’s time to call the experts at Environmental Turf Management. Our six-application tree and shrub care program offers consistent care throughout the spring, summer, and fall. This ensures your beautiful Georgia landscape stays beautiful all year long.
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