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What Kind of Mulch is Best for Your Yard?

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When you are trying to improve your landscape and yard, there are a number of things you want to consider, including what kind of mulch to use. Mulch comes in many forms, but deciding which is best for you is dependent on what you want your home to look like, the kind of plants you have, and the purpose of the mulch. Here are some of the best types of mulch and how they are commonly used so you can make a decision that best fits your situation.

  • Shredded Hardwood – For homeowners who are looking to create natural landscape beds, provide a woodland feel, lay mulch in a flood-prone area, or make an informal backyard path, shredded hardwood is the perfect option.
  • Chopped Leaves – As leaves fall to the floor, they become the perfect — and free — source of mulch. Mow over them with a fitted grass catcher to have a mulch for planting areas. It’s a perfect option for empty vegetable gardens in backyards.
  • Compost – This can add plenty of nutrients and organic matter to the soil that breaks down. It is good for either the front or back yard because of its natural look and is a great soil additive for your new gardening bed.
  • Fresh Wood Chips – If you have a backyard with a lot of trees and shrubs, fresh wood chips can be perfect because they make for long-lasting mulch. You will want to keep them on top of the soil and planting beds to give a classic look for your landscape or informal backyard path.

The Grounds Guys of Piedmont can help you make the right choice for you. Mulch is a great way to keep your landscape healthy and add an aesthetic appeal that may not have been present before. Our team is ready to help you with all of your landscaping needs.

Call us today to discuss our services and get the help you need.