Benefits of Mulch
One of the biggest benefits of mulch is its ability to retain moisture in the soil. It generally comes in two forms - either organic or inorganic.
Poor Soil Fertility. Organic mulch helps assist your soil’s overall health. Over time, organic mulch breaks down and enters your soil, enriching it and ultimately helping all of your plants and trees grow as strong as they can (providing you have a proper tree care schedule).
Weed Control. Mulch can also help greatly in keeping down weeds from growing in. Weeds are the bane of many homeowners. It doesn’t look good and will take away from plants and trees that need these nutrients to grow.
Insect Control. Insects can also wreak havoc on both a home and its lawn. They’re also just unpleasant to keep around. Organic mulch is known to repel things like fleas, ticks, and gnats.
Erosion. Erosion can be difficult for some lawns and mulch can help greatly in this respect. It also can protect your lawn from mechanical damage caused by lawn mowers and weed eaters.
Some Considerations for Mulch in Greensboro
While we can espouse the benefits of mulch forever, there are some things that you want to consider when you use it - whether it’s in your home or garden.
Don’t Use too Little or Too Much. If you’re going to use mulch, you probably don’t want to use any more than 3 inches for any beds. You probably should also mulch twice a year to keep everything looking good and beneficial for your trees.
Know Who You’re Getting it From. Unreliable and shady sources can do near irreparable harm to your trees and your garden. Don’t be afraid to ask your source where they got it and whether or not it contains noxious weed seeds or something else that can be detrimental to growth.
Protect Young Trees. All trees would do better with mulch, though we think that young trees will benefit from it the most. Younger trees generally are susceptible to threats from other plants in the area. Mulch rings are also protective barriers from lawnmowers.
Good Firewood Buying Tips
If you’re looking for the best firewood in Greensboro, we think that there’s a tried and true method - hardwood. Some people swear by some softwoods, and while that can be true in some cases (such as many campfires), hardwood will always be the best to go. Things like oak, birch, and ash will be more than likely what you’re looking for.
Cooking firewood can be a different story if you’d like to get a little fancy. Fruit trees such as apple, almond, or cherry are great bets here.
Fortunately, if you’re getting firewood from a qualified Tree Service, you won’t have to worry about synthetic woods, painted wood, or generally unseasoned woods. These aren’t very good for cooking and can even generally be harmful if ingested.
Tree Removal Greensboro Company for All Your Wood Needs
If you’re ever unsure as to what wood and/or mulch that will work best for your situation, don’t be afraid to call Tree Service Pro Greensboro and see what we can do! After all, wood is our business and we would love to explain the best choice of mulch or wood for your purposes. Don’t worry, we won’t charge you an arm and a leg.