Franklin, Indiana Mulching Services
Mulching is the process of using garden leftovers or shredded trees to cover the parts of our soil to beautify it, water conservation or temperature moderation. At Franklin Lawn Care When it comes to mulching lawn mowers, we are professionally trained to suit all your needs. The mulch often consists of the grass clippings from the mowed grass. We cut these clippings finely to mix easily with the soil.
Common types of Mulching
Mulching is divided into two broad categories depending on the kind of mulching material used. It could either be organic or inorganic. Inorganic mulching is done using synthetic materials which are non-biodegradable, and they include:
• Plastic Mulch
At Franklin Lawn Care, we make the plastic mulch with a thin polyethylene sheet which is both water and sunlight proof hence acts as great prevention for weeds. However, this type of mulch does not last long and will need constant replacement.
• Fabric mulch
We use different fabrics for mulching purposes including synthetic carpets and landscaping mulching. Unlike the plastic mulch, the material is meant for long term use and can be used for different seasons.
Organic mulch uses a variety of degradable materials, and in addition to conserving the moisture and heat, they increase soil fertility by encouraging the growth of microorganisms. Some of the most common types of organic mulch are:
• Leaf Mulch
This much is generated from fallen plant leaves. The leaves are cheap and easy to obtain; hence this is the most commonly used organic mulch. The blades readily decompose and produce manure increasing soil fertility.
• Wood Mulch
The wood mulch is formed from leftovers of tree pruning. Since wood chippings do not mix well with the soil, they are suitable for use around trees and shrubs.
• Peat moss Mulch
Due to its ability to last for long periods, the moss mulch has gained considerable popularity. On contact with water, this mulch forms some crusted barrier which prevents water from penetrating the soil. Its high source of carbon makes it easier to burn when dry.
Advantages of Mulching
Since every plant requires sunlight for photosynthesis and growth, the mulch film will cover up the weed preventing it from getting enough sunlight hence deterring its growth. Most weeds bring pest and diseases to the plants; thus when the weeds are taken care of the instances of plant death from diseases is reduced.
Mulching helps prevent evaporation of water from the soil thus prevents plants from drying out even during the hot weather. The mulch material also prevents the fruits from direct contact with earth increasing productivity.
Reduces instances of soil erosion
Most mulching materials hold the soil together and prevent erosion by water runoff. Soil erosion reduces soil fertility since all the fertile layer is carried away. However, for soil that has to mulch the cost of fertilizer is diminished since the topsoil is preserved. After rotting the mulch, materials increase the fertility of the earth.
Improves garden appeal
Some mulch materials are attractive; hence can be used to make the garden look beautiful and appealing.
There is so much that a well-mulched garden can save you. If you are ready to get your garden mulched and obtain desired results which are timely and consistent not would be wise to seek the expert services of Franklin law care.