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Let Us Handle Your Greensboro Mulch Needs This Spring

greensboro mulchFor homeowners in Greensboro, mulch season is upon us! This year, do yourself a favor and leave the work to our team of professionals.

Here at Landscape Solutions & Design Inc., we can get your spring yard maintenance done quickly, which means you can start enjoying your outdoor space sooner without spending the next several weekends doing back-breaking work. You’ll love how your home’s exterior looks when we’re done.

The Prettiest Home in the Neighborhood Could Be Yours! How to Choose the Best Mulch

When you drive up to your home on Friday afternoon after a long week of work, what do you want to see? Probably anything but an entire weekend’s worth of yard work waiting for you. Hauling and spreading bags of mulch can be especially tiring. That’s where we come in.

But it gets better: when you hire our team, you don’t just avoid all the manual labor. You also get expert advice about the type of mulch, plants, and more that will work best for your home. You can even hire us to do all your landscape maintenance.

Our clients have the best-looking homes in the neighborhood, if we do say so ourselves. We’ll work with you to choose the best products based on the following factors:

  • The amount of sun your yard gets
  • Your current landscape and any plants you want to keep or remove
  • How much upkeep work you want to do over the year (or how much upkeep work you want to hire us to do!)
  • Your home’s color and style
  • How your outdoor space is most often used
  • Your budget

This isn’t a complete list. Basically, we look at all aspects to decide what type and color of mulch is right for your home.

Recycled Rubber Versus Natural Mulch: Which is Better?

There’s no one type of mulch that is right for every home. Natural mulches are most commonly made from wood and bark. However, you can also choose rubber mulch instead if it makes sense for your landscape goals.

Natural Wood

Natural wood mulch is a by-product of wood processing and manufacturing. In other words, the carbon footprint is fairly low because this is a material that is normally thrown away when other wood products are made. It can even help fight climate change due to its effect on the release of greenhouse gases. Because it is a natural wood, it biodegrades. Basically, it just becomes dirt over time and is completely safe for the environment. Most wood mulch is colored using natural, nontoxic dyes.

However, wood mulch is not without its problems. Because it is biodegradable, you have to replenish your mulch every year or two. Even by the end of the fall, wood mulch you put out in the spring can start to loose its color. It can also compress, especially if we get heavy rains or people walk on it, which in turn prevents natural water and air flow.

Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch addresses many of the problems found with wood mulch. It typically lasts at least ten years and keeps its color well. It doesn’t compress or blow away as easily as wood. It can also help suppress weed growth better than wood mulch. That said, although this is a recycled product, it isn’t a natural one. It doesn’t just biodegrade into dirt – you have to remove it if you want to change your mulch, and this stuff is heavy!

We can help you decide which is right for you. Our Greensboro mulch team can do the heavy lifting to add wood or rubber mulch to your home’s exterior. We can also talk to you about alternatives to mulch, such as stones or crushed shell.

Greensboro Mulch: More Than Just a Pretty Flowerbed Option

Mulching isn’t just for beauty. You can also use mulch to provide the right moisture levels for your landscape. Here in North Carolina, we can have very dry summers followed by very heavy storms and even hurricanes. Mulch can be part of your irrigation system to keep your lawn looking its best.

We’re passionate about plants here at Landscape Solutions & Design Inc. If you struggle to keep your landscape looking great, we can help design and install a low-maintenance irrigation system that works well for you. Along with proper mulching in the right areas, we can use landscape grading and retaining walls, sprinkler systems, drip irrigation, bubblers, and more to provide the right levels of water to your landscape.

Additionally, we can help you figure out exactly what to plant. Some plants need a lot of water and have deep roots that will suck up water from the rest of your landscape. Heavy rains often overwhelm other plants. Therefore, those types of foliage do best in protected areas of your garden. Still other plants thrive in all kinds of water conditions, but are very picky about the nutrients found in the soil or the amount of sun they get. Instead of spending hours upon hours researching the best plants for your exterior, let us help. We’ll come up with a plant plan that works for you.

FAQs About Mulch

To begin your mulching project, here are a few things you need to know about Greensboro mulch.

Is mulch safe for my pets?

It depends on the type of mulch you use. If you have pets, we’ll make sure to use products that are safe for them. Natural wood is typically better than rubber in this case.

Will mulch stop weeds from growing?

Yes, if installed in your landscape correctly. We can put down a barrier first with mulch on top, which can prevent weed growth. Mulch alone can help stop weeds, but it won’t completely prevent them.

How long does it take to add mulch?

Our team works quickly! It depends on the size of your landscape and how much mulch you need. To begin beautifying your yard, get on our schedule ASAP. Click here to contact us today for a no-obligation quote.