- Check existing mulch levels around the house prior to starting the job. This will help determine the appropriate amount to apply.
- We recommend installing mulch at a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Do not exceed 4”. Maintaining a 2 to 3 inch layer is optimal to help suppress weed growth and retain an even soil moisture and temperature level.
- Remove weeds and/or turf prior to mulching – including their root systems.
- Rake or “fluff” existing mulch before topdressing with a layer of new mulch
- Avoid inconsistent depths of mulch or a bumpy/clumpy appearance.
- Watch mulch levels around existing plants. Mulch should not cover annuals or perennials and should not cover the base or root flare of existing woody stems and/or trunks of trees.
- Water down new mulch to help set, remove dust and replenish moisture. This also makes the color of the much stand out.
- Blow off all rocks, plants, turf and paved surfaces.