Mulch Installation St Catharines
Mulch Installation St Catharines – Honest Answers
Mulches prevent weed growth. They also keep your soil warm and moist, improving the health, beauty of your garden. A natural combination with landscape fabric for enhanced growing conditions for your plants and flowers
I’ll present the other opinion… Firstly use good quality landscape fabric only. Keep the mulch at around 3″ – 4″ inches. Do not blow lawn clippings (i.e. weed seeds) into the flower beds. Ensure that your clippings are bagged and removed.
Nothing is 100% effective. Certain weeds germinate in mulch. Does that mean not to use mulch because it’s not 100% effective? Of course not . Mulch HINDERS most weeds. Just as weed mat HINDERS many weeds and suckers and invasive plants, especially those that move underground.
It also slows the decompositon of the mulch by 30-50% because it creates a barrier between the mulch and organisms in the soil that break it down.
Plus, on many larger jobs we can do our planting and lay the mat right over the sod and then mulch. No need to remove the grass.
So, will it stop future weeds that can germinate in anything from mulch to stone dust … no. But will it will it stop many of the initial weeds and invasive underground runners and slow the breakdown of the mulch…yes. Are either or both used together 100% effective… no.
Mulch does beautify your flower beds and the appearance of your property, against the backdrop of your lawn.