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Why Mulch?

Mulch is good for...
  • Weed control
  • Moisture retention
  • Keeps plants healthy
  • Less maintenance
  • Beautifies landscape
  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Fewer pests

Mulch describes any material that covers the landscaped area. It can be organic or inorganic. Organic mulch is mulch that comes from a living source such as trees, shrubs, grass clipping, or pine needles. Organic mulch provides the soils with nutrients as it decays along with other benefits. Inorganic mulch includes such things as rocks, stones, and plastics.

By The Yard Mulch uses organic mulch that comes from recycled trees and shrubs native to the Fort Worth/Arlington area – and surrounding North Texas areas. By The Yard Mulch is from a local resource that processes our native trees and shrubs into the mulch. This Texas mulch is dark brown in color. By the Yard Mulch recommends an application of 3 to 4 inches of our locally produced product to get the optimal benefit from the organic material.

Mulching trees, shrubs, and flower beds is a great way to reduce landscape maintenance by keeping plants healthy, reducing weeds, and conserving moisture. Ten to twenty five percent of soil moisture loss is from evaporation due to the extreme North Texas heat. A layer of mulch will prevent the evaporation and reduce how much watering you must do for you landscape beds. Mulch can also reduce water runoff and soil erosion. With the high summer temperatures, in our Ft. Worth metroplex, mulch helps maintain a more uniform soil temperature and promotes the growth of beneficial soil microorganisms and earth worms. A 3 inch layer of mulch will reduce weed growth. Mulching eliminates mowing around trees and shrubs, plus provides a physical barrier that prevents damage from lawn mowers and weed trimmers.

Our native mulch should be applied to weed-free soil surfaces during any season. For beds, mulch the entire area. For individual plants, such as trees, the mulched area should extend at least 3 to 6 feet out from the base of the plant. It is advisable to pull the mulch 1 to 2 inches from the base of plants to prevent bark decay.