When it comes to great mulch there are a few things that are absolutely necessary in order to ensure that your mulch not only provides the protection and look desired but also allows for the three important necessities that every flowerbed needs.
The three ingredients are air, nutrients and water. Over time, the mulch begins to settle; it hardens and thickens. It can create something like a blanket across the flowerbed floor.
If the mulch has migrated to specific areas and has become waterlogged and thickened, it can become impervious to water.
This will cause the water to create small problem and bring water to only certain areas of the flowerbed.
This drainage issue can cause certain plants to die while others suffer from too much water.
Naturally this also prevents nutrients from flowing down to the root systems that are needed for strong healthy plants.
If oxygen cannot get to the soil it also causes a depletion of the plants energy.
What can you do to prevent this? There are a few simple solutions to these issues.
Finally, the areas around Central Florida receive heavy rainfall. This happens in a semi-, St. Cloud, Orlando, Winter Park, Windermere, Winter Garden, Altamonte, Longwood, Poinciana.
Unfortunately the rains can be very unforgiving. They typically come in the afternoon and a lot of it. This can displace your mulch and cause problems with overflowing.
With these storms in mind, gutters are often a good solution.
The first simple solution is to make sure that your mulch is not thicker than 2 to 3 inches in any one place. If you notice a gathering of mulch or if the installers created mountains in the process, you'll need to fill in those areas out.
The second solution is to always ensure that you turn the mulch before you add additional mulch to those areas. There are various tools that can aid you in this.
At the very least you can use a rake to accomplish this simply by spreading in moving the mulch around.
This will open vital access way for water air and nutrients to penetrate to the soil.
Third you will want to make sure that there are no areas where mulch is actually touching the trunk of a tree. This encourages the tree to grow free from insects and disease.
Go out to your garden today and make sure that there are no mulch problems.
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