Mulching Tips

  • 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.

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