Cleveland Organic and Inorganic Mulch – What’s the Difference

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Free mulching tips from a Cleveland Ohio Mulch  Company – Mulching your garden beds and the area around the trees at your Cleveland area home looks nice and provides benefits for your trees and plants. If you mulch correctly, you will find that it reduces the amount of weeds, controls erosion, and retains moisture for your landscaping.

Organic mulch provides nutrient-rich soil to help your plants grow.This type of mulch is usually made of previously animal or plant or materials that has been converted into a dirt topper. Due to this, it will naturally decompose over time and is how your pants and trees will get an extra source of nutrients. Before choosing organic mulch though, you should know that because it decomposes it may eventually shift around. Organic mulch materials can also be a place for pests to live if it is distributed incorrectly and too close to your tree.

Here is a list of benefits to using organic mulch:

  • Hinders weed growth
  • Cuts down on soil erosion
  • Encourages development of microorganisms in soil
  • Reduces the spread of soil-borne pathogens
  • Stabilizes temperature of soil
  • Traps moisture and conserves energy by blocking evaporation

Inorganic mulch, on the other hand, are composed of long-lasting materials, sometimes including man-made materials. While you will not need to replace the mulch with a fresh batch year after year, it is more expensive. It is also not suited for all terrains and environments. Call a professional landscaping team, like VanCuren before you decide to cover your yard/garden, tree surface with it. Inorganic mulch options may look like: stones/rocks, shredded tire rubber,

Landscape fabric, or plastic film. Something to consider about stones/rocks is that they both absorb and reflect heat in different areas which could create potentially dangerous heat spots.

Below is a list of benefits to using inorganic mulch:

  • Low maintenance
  • Retains moisture and heat
  • Lasts a long time and doesn’t need to be replaced often
  • Less likelihood of soil rot and pest problems

Whichever option you choose comes down to a consideration of your personal preferences, your landscape/environment, and what is best for your trees and plants. Here at VanCuren, we do recommend using organic mulch due to the longer list of benefits, however there is nothing wrong with choosing inorganic mulch as it does not harm your plants. Cleveland are tree company, VanCuren is here for your tree trimming, tree removal, and emergency tree services needs. Call us at 440.338.5005 when you are ready to start a new project.

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