You’ve probably heard it said that you should take everything in moderation … or you can get too much of a good thing. But mulch is one of those things that provides benefit the more you use. It benefits your garden at every time of the year in a number of important ways. We at Garden City Tree & Landscape Ltd create our own blend of organic mulch using nothing but organic tree and garden waste, i.e. no processed wood goes into our product! Here is some tips for mulching your property;
Mulching in the Spring
Spring is an ideal time to prepare your garden beds with mulch. During the spring, mulch helps to nourish and protect your soil and keep the weeds down. It also helps retain moisture which is so important as we experience drier summers.
Another reason we recommend mulching in the spring is that it helps you take some control of your garden. Proper mulching can reduce the need to weed by as much as 75-85%!
Mulching in the Fall
In the fall, mulch protects the soils from the cold and rains. This protection is vital for the micro organisms in the soil. Protecting them provides the long term health of your garden. Mulch in the fall also continues to keep weeds to a minimum. Unless you love weeding in the spring, mulching saves time and the health of your plants
What type of mulch to use?
Garden City provides three premium mulch products; Coarse Bark mulch, Fine Grind Bark mulch,Raw wood chips. Each one is blended to satisfy your unique requirements. Here is just some of the benefits:
- cutting down on watering time,
- feeding and protecting your soils from compaction and exposure,
- improving your plant’s overall health.
Give us a call, we are always interested in showing off our process and the amazing end product. Garden City Tree & Landscape Ltd, 101-4370 Interurban Road, Victoria, B.C., 250-385-4858, www.victoriagardencity.ca
Colin Eaton, Garden