Mulch and amendments add a protective layer to landscape beds. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and stabilize soil temperatures—it suppresses weeds and gives spaces a clean, manicured look. Lawn Lad professionals understand how, when and where to use mulch in your landscape for the best results. Lawn Lad provides mulching services a la carte or as part of your customized bed maintenance program.

What is an Amendment?

When the soil in beds lacks nutrition that plants need to grow strong, we incorporate soil amendments. Technically, mulch is a soil amendment because it decomposes, improves soil structure and adds organic matter. But there are other organic amendments we may add to create a better foundation for planting.

On Schedule

Once existing mulch has decomposed, it's time to replace it with fresh mulch. Lay down fresh mulch too soon, and the excess material could lead to root rot, slowing plant growth. Our experts can evaluate beds and determine if they truly require mulch.

Sweet Peet or Bark Mulch?

Bark mulch provides an attractive protective layer to your beds which is available in natural brown and a black dyed product for a richer, earthier look. Both brown and black hardwood bark mulches are double shredded and aged prior to installation in your landscape. Bark mulch should be installed a not more than 1.5" to 2.0" at a time for a total accumulation of not more than 3.0" of total mulch. Typically once every twelve to eighteen months an application is made to replenish mulch that has decomposed.

Sweet Peet

Sweet Peet is a great for improving and building soil composition. Learn more about how Sweet Peet can benefit your landscape. Top dressing with about one inch of Sweet Peet and incorporating it into the beds improves soil structure. Mulching with 2.0" to 3.0" makes an excellent mulch that will last for up to a year. Sweet Peet may need to be replenished annually as it will decompose and become incorporated into the existing beds more readily compared to bark mulch.

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