At TurfGator we provide a mulch installation service saving you more free time for your weekends. Mulched areas are becoming an increasingly more popular choice for landscape bed areas, flower beds and around trees. Mulch adds aesthetics with a uniform color and natural texture that gives any landscape area a finished look. There are many choices available such as color, texture and options of organic materials or inorganic materials.
A mulched area conserves water by preventing evaporation, lowers the soil temperature during the summer and builds organic matter into the soil over time. Properly mulched areas will also suppress weeds by inhibiting weed germination. It will also provide protection to trees and building structures from power equipment such as trimmers and mowers.
Typical Service Dates:
Mulch can be added at anytime during the year, however most homeowners and commercial customers tend to have it added during the spring.
Mulch – FAQ’s
- 1. How long does the color last?
Natural hardwood that hasn't been dyed with a color will typically begin to fade in 1 to 2 months depending on its exposure to the sun. However, when dyed it can retain its color up to 2 years.
- 2. Can the dye used stain sidewalks, patios or driveways?
Freshly dyed mulch can temporally stain hardscape surfaces therefore special care including clean-up needs to be taken when mulching areas around sidewalks, patios or driveways. It is similar in regards to paint; there is no longer a concern of staining once cured or dried.
- 3. Does the coloring used wash out during rain storms?
No, once the dye is completely cured or dried it will not wash out during rain storms.
- 4. Will the coloring in dyed mulch hurt my plants?
The most common color pigments used in making dyed mulch are iron oxide (rust) and carbon. These are common elements present in the soil naturally and therefore cause no risks to landscape plants and trees.
- 5. Does mulch attract termites?
Research performed by the University of Maryland noted that termites were found equally underneath mulched areas, rocked areas and uncovered ground areas.