In your efforts to be eco friendly, mulch is a great option for any property, and it doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive to have mulched areas in your landscaping design. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of mulch is that it can actually save you time and money in the long run, because reduces much of the maintenance like weeding, watering, and mowing that having a fully sodded lawn would require. Just keep a few things in mind, and you’ll be well on your way to having an outdoor space that’s not only visually appealing, but also eco friendly.
Tips for Finding the Most Eco Friendly Mulch
The most eco friendly mulch is often the simplest, relying more on nature than on what’s being stocked at the local home improvement store. Do a little bit of home collection, and you can have a ready supply of fallen leaves, pine needles, and wood chips at your fingertips. If that’s not quite the solution––or the look––you’re going for, though, it still pays to take the more traditional route. Like anything you use on your landscape, it’s always important to read-up on the products you’re considering, so to be the most eco friendly, much should always be harvested from sources that are easily renewable or contain reclaimed and recycled materials. For instance, you wouldn’t want to buy mulch from cypress trees in Florida’s wetlands, where forests run a greater risk of being denuded, and harvesting the trees displaces too many species of wildlife. The most ideal option for eco friendly mulch on the market would actually be recycled mulch, so keep that at the top of your list as you make your plans.
Once you’ve found your mulch of choice, it’s important to keep those areas covered with a layer that’s between two and three inches thick; that’s the ideal depth for water and moisture retention and will also provide as protection from erosion. Keep an eye on it, and it will generally only need to be reapplied once or twice a year.
As a landscaping solution for any property owner who hopes to be eco friendly, mulch is one of the simplest, most inexpensive options available. Find the best kind for your landscaping design, and hedge your bets…the chips will stack up in your favor!
Give the experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today––we’ll lay it all out and help you find the very best products to suit your needs.