Use the Mulch Calculator >> Here is how you calculate the amount of mulch needed.
You start out by measuring the length and then the width. The depth is recommeded to be 3 inches deep.
Why do we mulch flower beds?
Mulch not only makes a garden look great, it also proved some essential elements that help maintain your garden.
- Retains Moisture
When the sun hits the soil it quickly heats it up and begins evaporating the moisture in the top layers. When you add 3 inch thick layer of mulch it is just like giving your flowerbeds a shade canopy.
- Stops New Weeds
Weeds need access to the sun in addition to water and great soil. Mulch removes the sun from the equasion and places a barrier between the mulch and the soil. You will likely still have to maintain weeds in your bed, however a good 3 inch layer of mulch will minimize these invasive plants.
- Helps Slow Erosion
Without the layer of mulch on your soil, the rain wind and any foot traffic can sweep your soil away. A good 3 inch layer of mulch will act as a mat on top of your soil, keeping everything in its place.
Use this Mulch Calculator to help you figure out how much mulch is needed to attain your 3 inch barrier of installed mulch.
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