of Color Enhanced Mulch
is a layer of material placed over the soil to hold in water and discourage
weeds while allowing nutrients and air to enter the soil. Color
Enhanced Mulch lets water penetrate evenly, allowing
moisture to reach all sections of your soil beds equally. Other mulches
absorb water on contact and don't allow the ground to breathe properly.
Mulches can prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation. Moisture
moves by capillary action to the surface and evaporates if the soil
is not covered by a mulch. Mulches suppress weeds when the mulch material
itself is weed free and applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination.
A more uniform soil temperature can be maintained by mulching. The mulch
acts as an insulator that keeps the soil cool under intense sunlight
and warm during cold weather and can add to the beauty of the landscape
by providing a cover of uniform colour and interesting texture to the
Color Enhanced Mulch
has no fungus or bacteria. This lowers the possibility of
Color Enhanced Mulch
has no " tar layer" build-up. Tar Layer is the residue
of acids that accumulate after repeated applications of mulch without
cultivation. Once this residue occurs, water will not penetrate
the soil effectively.
Mulch entire beds of shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials and/or ground
cover. Mulching is an extremely important practice for establishing
plantings. Mulch helps to conserve moisture in the root ball of the
new soil. Mulch also helps discourage weeds that can compete with new
plants for water and nutrients. In addition to being useful around plants,
mulch can be used as a ground cover for walks, pathways, driveways, play
and natural areas.
Mulch can be applied around established plants at any time. Newly planted
plants should be mulched after they are planted and thoroughly watered.
Organic mulches will gradually decompose and need replenishing to function
effectively as a mulch. How often this needs to be done will depend
on the mulching material used. Pine bark and wood chips break down very
slowly and need only to be replenished every two or three years.