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Here Comes Spring!
Over the next few weeks you will see landscape truck after landscape truck carrying mulch, including of course, Allentuck Landscaping Co. trucks. Besides that fact that mulch makes our gardens look nice and is sort of a harbinger of spring, did you ever wonder why we put mulch down? What are the benefits? We have the answers:

·         Reduce surface evaporation from the soil

·         Improve water penetration and air movement

·         Moderate soil temperature fluctuations

·         Protect shallow-root plants from freeze damage and frost-heave

·         Discourage weed growth

·         Improve soil structure and nutrient availability as they decompose

The next question that you probably have on your mind is; "Must mulch be put down in the spring?" Great question. I am glad you asked. The truth is, mulch can be put down any time of the year. The fact that most mulch is installed in the spring has more to do with aesthetics than horticultural benefits. Of course, just making our gardens look great is good reason enough.
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