Mulching Your Landscape Plants

“Mulching is important for your landscape, it helps retain moisture, control weeds, reduce soil erosion and is aesthetically pleasing.” Anne Lieb, Property Manager, Chapel Valley Landscape Company.

Mulching should be done once per year, typically in the spring, after the area has been edged. Edging the landscape bed or around the plant to be mulched, will greatly assist in the mulching process. A clean edge will help to hold the mulch in place, keep grass out of the area,  and define the landscape bed making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Mulching should be applied at a depth of 1-2”. When applying mulch for the year remove any build up over 2” from past applications. Too much mulch can damage your landscape plants by creating excess moisture which can lead to root rot and insect and disease problems.

Chapel Valley Landscape Company is a full service exterior landscape company that services Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Founded in 1968 Chapel Valley is the 30th  largest landscape company in the nation. Chapel Valley’s services include design/build, installation, comprehensive maintenance and landcare, irrigation/water  management, hardscaping, lighting, green roof technology, and snow removal.