A Guide To Selecting The Right Mulch For Your Landscape

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Discover the different types of mulch you can use for your lawn.

Spring is almost here which means it is almost time for your a healthy, green lawn to be seen on your property.  One of the key aspects of growing healthy grass is the type of mulch you use on your lawn.  Mulch is effective at assisting the soil at holding moisture so that you do not have to water it frequently.  Putting mulch on your lawn is also prevents weeds from growing on your property.  If you are planning to take care of your lawn, you should follow these simple tips for selecting the right mulch.

Shredded Bark

Out of all the types of mulch on the market, shredded bark is one of the most popular and affordable options.  It comes from a variety of sources such as cedar trees and, in some cases, is a byproduct of other industries.  Shredded bark is an environmentally friendly product,  so it will not destroy your lawn.  The material is extremely effective on slopes and breaks down very slowly.


Straw is popular among gardeners who plant fruits and vegetables for consumption.  Although, straw is perfect for any type of garden or lawn because it takes a relatively long time to break down.  Straw is effective as preventing mud from latching onto your plants and produce.  Plus, the beautiful golden color of straw will enhance the look of any lawn.


Compost is the remains of other products that have broken down such as meat and vegetables.  Compost is great for your lawn because it adds structure to your soil quickly.  Most compost is darker than soil, so it is a great addition to your plants.  You can even make your own compost at home with your family.

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