Mulch Has a lot of Uses During the Seasonal Year
Regardless of the season, spring, summer, fall or winter, without mulch your soil is exposed to the elements and misses out on efficiency. That’s why American Property Experts recommend padding your plants with mulch. It is an amazing addition year round for your landscaping and gardening needs.
At the beginning of the spring, intense cold can still be an issue. There’s nothing worse than waking up one morning, turning on the weather channel, and finding out there was a frost advisory that took out your newly planted vegetable garden! Starting your project off with mulch prevents this from happening. It blankets on top of any early sprouts, keeping them safe. That way, you don’t have to worry as much about planting too early in finicky North Carolina weather.
Plants need water, plain and simple. During the hotter months of summer, however, evaporation from heat is bound to occur. This usually makes watering plants a challenge because you have to take peak sunlight hours into account. By covering your garden and landscape with mulch, it allows soils to retain its moisture at a much higher capacity. Yet again, it is a blanket of protection which prevents the sunlight from directly reaching the soil’s surface.
The Common growth months in Spring and Summer give clearer benefits, but, what do most of us really know about fall planting and preparations for winter?
It’s easier to list what not to plant this time of year than it is to provide a list of what you should plant. The easiest thing to remember is where you are. If you want blooms next spring, now’s your time to get out the shovel!
- Sweet Alyssum
- Iceland Poppy
- Sweet Pea
- Ornamental Cabbages
It’s also time to plant bulbs that flower in the spring.
- Bok Choy
- Brussels Sprouts
- Head and Leaf Lettuce
- Mesclun Mixes
- Snow Peas
- Swiss Chard
You’ll want to grow these from small plants or seed. Be sure to plant broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower as small plants. It’s important that they go in the ground a bit deeper because it will help their stability as they mature.
Get your winter composting ready, leaves will fall before you know it and you’ll want to have everything in order. Remember, your friends at American Property Experts now have a soil amendment to help you accelerate your composting progress. Once your planting is done, make sure mulch is down.
Recycled Mulch from American Property Experts is organic and rich with nutrients that last all year long. That’s why we highly recommend replenishing it every year to get the most out of your mulch. This is especially true if inclement weather occurred more frequently, something coastal North Carolina knows well.