Archive for the ‘Mulch & Pinestraw’ Category
It’s finally here in Georgia. Fall was stubborn this year, but the cool crisp air and changing leaves are making an October appearance. Since winter temperatures are just around the corner, it is important to not only enjoy each day of this coveted fall season but also know what tasks we need to perform in our landscape. In fact, proper landscape maintenance this fall can help your outdoor space look its best all year long. Before you carve your pumpkins this fall, consider the following recommendations for your lawn:
Whether you own a retail center, a restaurant or corporate building, the appearance of your commercial landscape can work for or against you. An unkempt or poorly designed landscape can be a quick detour for tenants, customers or even potential employees. One of the most common landscaping mishaps that we see on commercial properties is empty and neglected areas of mulch.
What can a ratty and bare mulch bed offer your business? Not only are you wasting valuable space, but the site can be very unattractive. With no plants and flower to pop through your mulch, the area doesn’t offer any visual appeal and is likely to be full of weeds. Instead of spending your time and money killing weeds out of an empty mulch bed, consider the following ideas to transform this space within your commercial landscape: continue reading
Landscapes can include countless varieties and designs of grasses, hardscapes, flowers, plants and trees. However, a common thread in nearly all beautiful and healthy landscapes is mulch. Mulch is the most proven and preferred groundcover material to place around those landscaping features that you want to protect and highlight.
Mulch can include inorganic (plastic, rubber, rocks) or organic materials (wood chips, leaves, pine straw). While the material itself is neutral in color and rather simple, it can provide significant benefits to your landscape – especially if you choose an organic mulch variety. Mulch has the ability to protect your flowers and plants from environmental elements as well as nourish the soil. The benefits of mulch are also aesthetic, as strategically placed mulch can provide definition and stage beauty within a landscape. continue reading
It is nearing that time of year when you’ll be choosing a fresh groundcover to accent your flower beds and cover other strategic areas around your landscape. For the average homeowner, this begs the question, “mulch or pine straw?” Mulch (which can come in a variety of types) and pine straw are the two most common categories for ground cover. Determining which material is best for you is based on many factors, including your budget, personal taste and type of plants or flowers you have in your landscape. continue reading
While vibrant flowers, strategically placed plants and lush grasses may be your primary points of discussion in landscape design, never underestimate the importance of mulch. Not only can mulch boost the aesthetic appeal of your other landscape features, it can also serve important functional purposes for your lawn. In fact, mulch can protect the health of your landscape in many ways.
Many homeowners come to us with questions about mulch, ranging from which type of mulch is best, how much to use and when to spread it. At Pannone’s Landscaping & Lawn Pros, we welcome the chance to educate you about mulch, as we believe it should be considered as a primary aspect of your landscape design and maintenance. continue reading