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Exploring the benefits of Mulch- Keeping your Landscape Healthy. Landscaping in Carmel, Pebble Beach

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Mulching is an important practice that involves spreading a material over the soil surface. Mulching is done for many reasons both aesthetic and for plant health. Materials used can vary upon region. In Carmel, California two of the most popular mulches used in the landscape are Small Bark (Pine or Douglas fir) and gorilla hair (shredded redwood), pictured below. Choosing the right mulch depends on site conditions- gorilla hair is more practical for sloped areas where it is less likely to wash out compared to bark. Small bark is more decorative and best suited for using around prized garden plants like roses or hydrangeas or in areas of high visibility. Small bark is also slower to decompose and lasts longer. Other benefits of much include weed suppression, moisture retention, improving soil fertility, temperature moderation, improved soil structure, and disease/pest control. If you want to spruce up your garden by adding some fresh mulch, we can help.

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