Why You Should Mulch Before Winter

We often do things in and around our yard because we see others doing them. Keeping up with the Joneses is a real thing! Some of the monthly garden tasks that are being performed are generally more aesthetic and may not have much of a benefit to the overall survival and health of the landscape. However, some tasks are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye and serve as protection for your plants! For example, while adding mulch to your landscape beds acts as the finishing touch to your yard, mulch can also act as a barrier! Continue reading to learn why you should mulch before winter!

What are the added benefits of mulch?

As previously mentioned, mulch helps finish a landscape and ties everything together. In addition to the aesthetic effect, mulch also serves as an insulator to your plants’ roots. When you apply mulch, especially during the fall and winter, the roots provide an added layer to help regulate temperatures. While it does not get as cold as other states in the country, Fayetteville, NC, can experience some cold snaps that can be detrimental to the plants. Adding mulch or pine straw is like putting a coat around your roots.

What are some options?

When it comes to mulch, there are many options! Mulch is typically available in various colors, such as chocolate, brown, red, and black. In addition to mulch, pine straw and pine bark nuggets will serve as great insulators!

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