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Minnesota Mulch Saves Landscapes

March 16, 2021  ThreeTimbersServices.com

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Improve your property by adding mulch to your landscape. Mulch is used primarily in landscape beds for its aesthetic appeal but many homeowners don’t realize the important benefits mulch has for plant health. Mulch, when spread properly (3 inches deep), is an amazing product used to deter weed growth, keep moisture in the soil, and decompose overtime acting as an organic fertilizer for residential landscapes. On top of that, mulch is a good way to protect plants from extreme temperatures, keeping the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, decreasing the impact extreme Minnesota weather has on plants.

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So for all you do-it-yourselfers, be aware that shredded mulches typically work better for weed prevention, in areas where washouts occur, and on sloping landscapes. Also be conscientious of the fact that chips and pine bark will usually last longer than shredded mulches but get impacted by environmental factors like wind and rain much easier than shredded mulch. Good luck mulching and don’t hesitate to call if you need some mulch delivered.

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