Applying mulch is one of the best things you can do for your flower and plant beds, trees and vegetable garden. Mulch is a layer of organic or inorganic material that is spread out on top of the soil to protect against erosion and conserve moisture. Both organic and inorganic mulches have many benefits, although organic mulch actually enriches the soil. Mulch helps plants maintain a more even soil temperature and prevents weed growth to reduce garden maintenance. In addition, mulch gives your garden beds a neat, landscaped appearance.

Using mulch has many benefits. Mulching your garden protects the plants by keeping the soil cool and moist, and also helps the soil conserve water, prevent weed growth, and resist insects. Also, as the mulch breaks down, it provides nutrients to your soil for your plants. Dried grass clippings, shredded leaves, pine needles, and straw are some mulches that you can gather yourself. Purchased mulches include pine bark, cottonseed hulls, and wood chips.  Avoid mounding the mulch around the base of the plant, as it can lead to disease. You can apply the mulch after plants have been planted in the soil or seedlings established in your garden.

Bengert Greenhouses

To make planting and maintaining easier, we offer a variety of services including:
Top Soil Delivery – Mulch – Hydro Seeding – Grading – Bobcat Service

For more information about the services that we provide, contact us today. We also always invite you to drop in at our West Seneca greenhouses to stay up-to-date on the new services and products that we are offering. We hope to see you soon!