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3 Reasons Your Landscape Beds Need Mulch

3 Reasons Your Landscape Beds Need Mulch

Installing landscape beds is a big investment and helps to increase curb appeal at your home or business. But with that installation comes the need to protect your investment. 

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to protect your landscaping is by adding in mulch or rock ground cover. Your landscape beds can benefit from mulch in many ways, and here are three reasons your landscaping in Midland, MI needs mulch or rock ground cover.

1. Mulch & Rock Help to Prevent Soil Erosion

This landscaping bed in Freeland uses rock ground cover for protection.

In our area of Michigan, we receive around 32 inches of rain per year and about 40 inches of snow. When the rain runs off and snow melts away, it takes your soil with it. In landscape beds, this is a particular concern especially when you have spent money to get the soil fertilized and treated for weeds. 

By installing mulch or rock, the soil in your landscaping can be protected from this erosion. Mulch helps to ensure that the soil stays in place, preventing it from eroding away during wet weather.

2. Mulch Keeps Soil Insulated & Retains Moisture with Proper Placement

When temperatures fluctuate, it can negatively affect the health of your plants. A good step to keep this from happening is to make sure your soil is insulated from these temperature changes. In Midland, we see temperatures reach down into the negatives in the winter and climb to the mid-80s in summer. 

Mulching is a good way to protect your soil from being...

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