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Picture Perfect Land­scaping can help with mulching and maintain your lawn. Perhaps you don't have the time to spend on the weekend. Or you don't have the right tools to complete the job. Or you just want that manicured look that only an expert can provide. Here's how to choose a landscaping service wisely.


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Keeping your lawn green


 

Adding mulch to your garden will improve the health of the soil and beautify the appearance of your landscaping.

Cover garden beds with a layer of mulch to keep weeds down and reduce the need for water. Annual weed seeds are less likely to sprout when the soil is covered with enough mulch to keep the soil surface in the dark.

When it comes to water, even a thin layer of mulch (nature's moisturizer) will reduce evaporation from the soil surface. Thicker mulches can reduce water use by as much as 50 percent.

Mulches vary in their appearance, makeup, and texture, which will influence how you use them. Here are some examples:

  • Varying appearances: For a soothing, natural-looking garden, use dark-colored organic mulches made of bark or compost. For a brilliant-looking garden, consider a mulch of bright gravel. In utilitarian gardens such as vegetable gardens, straw makes an excellent mulch. Avoid colored mulch or beauty bark.


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  • Soil improvement: This calls for the use of organic mulches that break down to add organic matter to the soil.


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  • Texture: For maximum effectiveness with only a thin mulch layer, look for fine-textured mulches such as twice-shredded bark, compost, or cocoa hulls. For an airy mulch, try thicker layers of coarse-textured mulches such as straw or bark chunks.

 

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