Mulch is a great addition to any landscape bed. It not only elevates your curb appeal, but it also provides numerous benefits to your plants. However, mulch doesn't last forever. Over time, it will decompose and will no longer provide many of the benefits it did when it was first installed. This is why it's a good idea to replenish your mulch every year, and one of the best times to do so is in the spring.

In Iowa, spring signals the transition from frigid cold temperatures to sunny, warm weather. During this transition, your plants need to be protected from drastic soil temperature changes and weed growth. In addition to this, spring is a common time of the year to plant new flowers in your garden. Having fresh mulch to support your new plants will set them up to thrive!

New mulch will protect your plants from drastic soil temperature changes.

One of the benefits of replenishing your mulch in the spring is it helps protect your plants from drastic weather changes. Plants growing in the spring are sandwiched between two seasons with polar opposite temperatures, which can make it challenging for your plants to develop as summer approaches. Replenishing your mulch this spring can protect your plants from these dramatic shifts in temperatures and keep them from suffering unwanted stress. A fresh layer of mulch will block the heat from directly reaching your soil, making sure it remains cool even as temperatures continue to rise. This allows your soil to warm up gradually instead of being shocked by the warmer weather.

Replenish your mulch this spring to suppress rapidly growing weeds.

Our landscape professional replenishing mulch on a landscape bed in Clive, IA.

Another reason to consider replenishing your mulch this spring is to help suppress weeds in your landscape beds. Spring is considered the start of the growing season, not just for your grass and plants, but for many types of weeds as well. This is the season when many types of weeds will spread, germinate, and start popping up on your lawn and landscape beds. However, mulch is a great method of weed control because it acts as a barrier from the sun to your soil. Mulch will block access to the sun and other resources that weeds need to grow, which keeps them from stealing resources from the other plants in your landscape.

New spring flowers need fresh mulch to thrive.

Plants from landscape bed receiving new mulch replenishment in West Des Moines, IA.

If you plan on planting any new flowers this spring, mulch can elp them thrive because it provides numerous benefits. For one, it helps your plants because of its ability to retain moisture in your soil. This will keep your plants hydrated for longer, meaning you won't have to water them as much. A fresh layer of mulch will also keep your soil cool, protecting your plants from any dramatic temperature changes that would otherwise stunt their development. It will also help suppress weeds in your landscape beds, ensuring your new plants will thrive since they won't have to compete with weeds for nutrients and resources.

Mulch comes in many different colors, so you will be able to choose a color that meets your aesthetic preferences.

Give us a call today to schedule our mulch installation service.

It's always a good idea to keep your soil and plants protected from the elements with mulch. The benefits it provides are undeniable. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we can replenish or install a mulch ground covering in your landscape beds for you. We service commercial and residential properties in Des Moines, IA, and surrounding cities like West Des Moines and Ankeny. Give us a call today at (515) 289-2020 to schedule our mulch installation service!