Is It Important to Use Mulch in Your Landscape Beds

Mulching your landscape planting beds should be considered an integral part of your season landscape maintenance plan. The most obvious reason is the clean, groomed appearance it adds to your property. A nicely mulched landscape planting bed imparts a good feeling to visitors about the building/home they are about to enter. It is generally welcoming for the landscape planting beds to be tightly manicured.

Why Should You Use It in Your Planting Beds?

  • Helps suppress weed growth
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Provides insulation to the soil
  • Easy to install

How Much Mulch Should I Use?

Generally, 1-2 inches is the suggested depth that mulch should be applied.  Any more than that could potentially cause problems to the existing landscape plants.