3 Great Reasons to Use Mulch

Adding mulch to your gardens doesn’t just help them look great, it can help reduce maintenance, giving you more time to enjoy your outdoor space! Leaving bare soil exposed in your gardens can increase your plant’s vulnerability to stress and allow weeds taking over. But adding mulch to your gardens will help them stay healthy and looking beautiful all season long.

Here are 3 great reasons why adding mulch to your gardens can save you time, and money this year:

  1. Keep away weeds
    • Mulch protects against the emergence of weeds, which helps to keep your garden maintenance to a minimum. You can stop unwanted plants from using up all your real estate, reducing the aesthetic appeal and crowding out the plants you just bought, by adding two or three inches of mulch to smother weeds, so they won’t germinate. Keep weeds at bay by completing your garden beds with a layer of mulch and spend less time weeding.
  1. Water less, save more
    • Just as the roof on your home protects you from the elements, mulch acts as a natural roof for your gardens. Mulch helps to retain soil moisture which protects it from the hot summer sun, reducing the amount of water needed to keep your plants happy. Mulch helps you save money on your water bill and reduces time spent watering your gardens.
  1. Reduce plant stress
    • Mulch acts as a great insulator to regulate soil temperatures during hot summer months and cold Canadian winters. Mulch on your gardens will keep plant roots cool in the summer months and warm in the winter, reducing plant stress. You can keep your plants lively and looking their best, no matter the season, with the help of mulch.

Not only is mulch aesthetically pleasing, but it also plays a crucial role in protecting plants, shrubs and trees from winter. Save time and money next spring with a Blue Cube of mulch to help your gardens look their best, without the hassle this fall.

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