If you are a homeowner and have a yard, you may be starting to see dead spots on your lawn. This is caused by adverse conditions with the cold, cloudy and freezing winter months. Now that the warmer and sunnier weather of spring is here and we can take steps to correct these damages. When you are preparing your yard, you will want to include a good mulch among your list of gardening supplies. Mulch can inhibit your pesky weed growth by blocking light and covering bare dirt that gives the weeds a foothold with which to grow. One of the biggest benefits of using mulch is because it maintains a consistent level of moisture for healthy and even growth. If you have plants, shrubs or flowers that need cooler temperatures to grow in, a layer of mulch will keep temperatures down. When choosing the best mulch for your yard, an organic mulch is highly recommended. Many companies include things like glass, plastic and rubber in their mulch mixes which is harmful to your yard. For a healthy yard, you need Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch or Scotts Nature Scapes mulch if you are a non-Floridian.
Getting Your Lawn Ready For Spring
For you Florida residents who are getting your lawn ready for spring, the Florida Select Mulch fro Scotts is perfect for you. It is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus, which is a sustainable product that is grown in Florida. Eucalyptus mulch is better for your yard because it is a renewable resource. This means it re-grows up to 4-times faster than the commonly used Cypress. Scotts Florida Select Mulch is guaranteed to be free of any ingredients found in construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste material sites. When you purchase Scotts Florida Select Mulch, you are supporting your local Florida economy. When you put down a 3" layer of Scotts Florida Select Mulch, it naturally helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight. If you are planning to plant shrubs, flowers or vegetables in a garden, do that before you spread your mulch. This is important to do before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.
To get ready for spring, some of the recommended gardening supplies, you may need are:
- Scotts Florida Select Mulch
- Landscape liner
- Garden rake
- Lawn rake
- A set of pruners
- Watering hose
- Decorative rocks or stones
To know how much Scotts Florida Select Mulch you need, calculate the area you need to cover. Before spreading your mulch, you need to clear all weeds, rocks and other debris. You may want to use a plastic or fabric landscape cover, but you do not need it for growth and coverage. A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover the following: At a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding. This mulch is easy to use and is recommended for sustainable gardening. Be sure to spread the mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures. Sprinkle the mulch by hand and then using a rake, even it out and then build your border around it.
If you who are not living in Florida, the Scotts® Nature Scapes® mulch is perfect for you. The Nature Scapes Mulch comes in Classic Black, Sierra Red and Deep Forest Brown, has no waste wood and comes in a variety of textures. For a beautifully groomed yard, healthy vegetables and gorgeous flowers, Scotts mulch products should be on your list of must have products.