Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to spruce up your California property’s landscaping. Are you thinking of doing something new? Mulching could be just what you need. Many people assume it’s just an aesthetic preference, but mulch provides many benefits for your soil and overall landscaping.
1. Mulching Controls Weeds
Too many weeds in your commercial landscape make your business look poorly managed and unsightly to potential customers. Adding mulch to your property creates a natural barrier against the weeds that try to overtake your property since it prevents sunlight from reaching deep into the soil where weeds want to grow.
2. Mulching Keeps Moisture in the Soil
As much as mulching prevents weeds from growing, it still helps you to grow the grass, flowers, and trees that you do want on your property and may even save you money in the process. Mulch helps to keep moisture in the soil on your property. This not only keeps your grass and plants from drying out but also means you don’t need to water your lawn as often. Utility bills can be quite expensive, so fewer hours spent water often means fewer dollars spent on utilities.
3. Mulching Prevents Soil Erosion
Keeping soil where it should be on a commercial property is essential for ensuring it looks good and preventing repeated spending to re-landscape parts of the property. Mulching is an excellent way to keep your lawn’s soil from eroding. The saved moisture is one benefit since moist soil has a harder time eroding away, but the mulch also acts as a wind barrier. When wind can’t reach all the way to the soil, it is much harder for it to sweep it up and away from your landscape. It also ensures more nutrients remain in the soil to keep your grass and plants healthy and thriving.
4. Mulching Controls the Soil’s Temperature
Extreme temperatures can wreak extreme havoc on your landscape, but soil helps create a more consistent temperature to benefit your plants. Mulch keeps your plants’ roots cooler during the hot summer months and warmer during frigid winter months. It also prevents the plants from coming out of the ground due to temperature-related expansion and contraction of the soil.
When adding mulch to your commercial landscape, it is important to hire a landscaping company that is not only experienced with mulching but doing so on commercial properties. Royal Oak Property Services has the knowledge, experience, and equipment necessary to create a gorgeous and professional landscape that makes an excellent first impression on your clients. Call us at 310-872-5999 for all your commercial landscaping services or contact us online.