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Mulching is an effective and affordable solution to reducing weed growth, conserving moisture, and maintaining healthy gardens and lush landscapes.
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Mulching is a great way to achieve beautiful, healthy landscapes with maximum impact. Not only does mulching add a finished look to your yard, but it also provides a number of benefits, from maintaining soil temperatures to preventing weeds from growing. At Earthscapes, we offer high-quality mulching materials that will help you achieve your landscaping goals in the Chattanooga area. Whether you need a mulch top-off or full-service mulching project, we're here to help.
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Hardwood Mulch

Hardwood mulch is a type of mulch made from hardwood trees, such as oak, maple, and hickory. It is a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers because it is long-lasting, attractive, and provides a number of benefits to plant and soil. Hardwood mulch comes in a range of colors from light tan to dark brown and can be used for a variety of landscaping applications such as garden beds, paths and play areas. We recommend refreshing hardwood mulch beds twice a year to maintain their appearance and benefits.
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Pine Straw
Pine straw is a natural-looking mulch that is easy to spread and great for garden beds, pathways, and other landscaping features. Because pine trees are found throughout the south, pine straw is a popular mulch for those looking to give their yard a classic southern look. It is also an eco-friendly choice because it is harvested from live trees instead of cut trees. We offer options for pine straw in long or short needle bales. To maintain the benefits of this mulch, it's recommended to refresh it twice a year.
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Benefits of Mulching

1. Reduces Weeds

Weeds can compete with desirable plants for nutrients and water, which can harm or even kill trees, shrubs, and other plants. Mulching can act as an effective barrier by blocking sunlight from reaching the soil and preventing weeds from growing and spreading.

2. Moderates Soil Temperature

Mulching provides shade and moderates soil temperature by blocking direct sunlight and reflecting its rays away from the soil. Mulch materials such as wood chips and pine needles act as an insulator and keep the ground cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

3. Retains Moisture

Adding mulch to your landscape can help the soil stay moist and cool, reducing the need to water your plants frequently. A layer of mulch also helps to slow down the rate of evaporation. Additionally, mulch reduces soil compaction by allowing water to penetrate the soil more easily.

4. Nourishes Soil

A new layer of mulch in your yard can improve your soil's pH balance and soil structure, which can encourage healthy plant growth. Mulch provides organic matter to the soil, feeding beneficial soil organisms and providing nutrients to plants.

5. Prevents Erosion

Mulching helps to reduce the impact of rain and wind on exposed soil, by creating a natural filter that prevents the soil from being washed away. It also keeps soil temperatures more consistent, which protects against freeze-thaw cycles that can cause soil erosion.

6. Protects Plants

Mulch can protect your plants in a number of ways from preventing weeds, reducing moisture, and safeguarding a plant's roots against extreme temperatures. Different types of mulch can offer different benefits to your plants and should be chosen according to the specific needs of the landscape.

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