MULCH in Texas
Mulch is essential to the short- and long-term health of your plants. Landscape garden beds should be mulched one or two times per year for the most effectiveness. Harsh Texas weather (summer and winter) can be stressful on plants, but with mulch your plants can benefit and recover more quickly than non-mulched plants. Select one mulch option for your landscape garden beds.
As mulch decomposes it adds natural organic matter to your soil along with essential plant nutrients such as nitrogen.
Weed seeds rely on sunlight to germinate and sprout. A thick layer of high-quality native mulch can hep prevent weeds in your garden.
Mulch reduces evaporation and conserves soil moisture, especially on sunny and windy days.
Plant root systems are insulated with the help of mulch, preventing extreme temperature variations from permanently harming the plant.
Erosion of soil and plants can help be prevented with mulch as the first line of defense.
*DrewGreen Landscapes recommends native hardwood mulch that helps add natural organic matter to your soil and is medium to dark brown in color.
Alternate Options: Cedar Mulch, Pine Bark Mulch, Red Mulch (options may be more expensive).