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.