A good mulch keeps the soil evenly moist, insulates it from rapid temperature fluctuation, and reduces erosion by wind and water. Its protective covering keeps weeds down and helps prevent mud and disease organisms from splashing onto plants during watering. Mulch also adds an attractive finish to the garden. Moreover, mulch can contribute organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Once applied, mulches can be left in place permanently, and more mulch can be added as required. All natural mulches can be worked into the soil once each season in spring or fall and then replaced, thereby doing extra duty as a soil conditioner.
We recommend our Shredded Hardwood Mulch for all of your mulching needs. The triple shredded bark allows for quicker nutrient release into the soil and excellent erosion control. The dark brown color gives your garden a nice manicured look for up to 6 months.
Additionally, your neighborhood Johnson’s carries a variety of other mulches, along with many soils, amendments, and stone! Weeds can thwart proper growth by robbing desirable plants of sunlight, nutrients, and water. They may also harbor destructive insects and diseases. It is easiest to eliminate and control weeds when they are young and actively growing. Mulching helps reduce weed growth by smothering weeds and their seeds, and by keeping the soil cool, which prevents the germination of crabgrass and other grassy seeds.
Eradicate weeds with a chemical herbicide. There are 2 classes of chemical herbicides: pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergents are applied to the soil beginning in early spring and prevent seeds in the ground from germinating. Post-emergents can be applied at any time that weeds are actively growing!
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