Mulching in Charlotte
Mulching is an effective way to improve the look of your landscape while preventing soil erosion and controlling weed growth. Green FX Landscaping is proud to provide quality mulching services for commercial businesses in Charlotte.
There are two broad types of mulch: organic mulch and inorganic mulch. Both have their advantages when it comes to aesthetics, affordability and sustainability.
Organic mulch uses natural materials that decompose over time. As they decompose, they return vital nutrients to your soil to help keep your plants healthy. While organic mulch requires more upkeep, it’s a fantastic way to promote plant growth for a flourishing garden. Here are some of our most popular types of organic mulch:
Bark mulch is one of the most affordable mulches. It’s great for water retention and decays slowly for a long-lasting mulching service. Bark mulch is an effective way to control weeds, since the large pieces of bark make it difficult for weeds to sprout from the soil.
Wood Chip Mulch
Wood chip mulch decomposes more quickly than bark mulch. While it often needs to be replenished, it also provides more nutrients to your soil. Cedar mulch is particularly effective at deterring insects and pests from turning your flowerbeds into their home.
Compost adds essential nutrients to the soil, which reduces the amount of fertilizer needed to keep your plants healthy. Compost is best mixed in with the soil instead of as a top layer; as a result, compost isn’t useful for preventing weeds. Combine compost with a different top layer.
As its names suggests, inorganic mulch isn’t made from plant matter; as a result, it doesn't decompose the way organic mulch does, meaning it doesn’t return nutrients to the soil. Inorganic mulch installation is a more cost-effective solution, since it doesn’t need to be replaced as often. Keep in mind that this might mean you spend more on fertilizer to keep your plants healthy.
Decorative rock mulch gives flowerbeds a clean look and keeps their shape. They also help your soil retain moisture and prevent weeds from growing. If you have a water feature on your property, a decorative rock mulch can help bring your landscape design together.
If you have any experience with a pumice stone, you know that pumice is porous. It’s ideal for flowerbeds because it allows the soil to breathe more than most rocks.
Black Mulch (Rubber Mulch)
Black mulch or rubber mulch is most often made from recycled tires. It doesn’t offer much in the way of nutrients, but it does prevent insects, weeds and other pests from overtaking your landscape. It’s great for schools and playgrounds because it provides a safer surface than rocks.
Superior Mulch Delivery and Installation Services
With years in the landscaping business, Green FX Landscaping is confident we’ll help you choose the right mulch for your lawn’s needs. Set your Charlotte property apart with beautiful, functional garden mulch applications. Contact our landscape contractors today to get started!