How does your Kansas City garden grow? For many that answer can be summed up in one word: mulch. The recent warm spell has many Kansas City residents to starting their lawn mowing regimens a lot earlier. This is also given them the opportunity to check out the state of affairs in their gardens and getting those areas ready planting season. When you are ready for that then you have to be ready for mulch.
“You don’t want to mulch too early. You want to give the soil a chance to warm up,” says Bryan Dunning, assistant store manager of the Lowe’s at 4811 N. Oak Trafficway in Gladstone to the Kansas City Star. “Normally, that may mean waiting until mid to late spring. But we’ve been pretty lucky with the temperatures this year, and you could probably mulch now.”
One of the major benefits of adding mulch to your plants is that it cuts down on the potential for weeds to take hold. It’s also a very attractive way frame your plants from a landscaping perspective. The most popular type of mulch is organic tree bark that has been processed through a wood chipper.
“The pros of the cypress and cedar is that it will add nutrients and will give back to the soil, and it aids in weed control,” Dunning said. “The drawback is that bugs and certain other pests like it. I wouldn’t recommend putting it close to the foundation of your home due to termite issues.”
“Acidic pine needles are a good choice if you have plants that thrive in that kind of soil,” says Sal Vaglica, assistant editor at This Old House. “Cocoa hulls are becoming popular because of the chocolaty scent they release as they break down and for the rich, uniform look they provide.”
If you want to avoid the potential of pests coming around all together then you should consider various sources of nonorganic mulch such as stone and marble chips. There is even a variety of rubberized mulch that is made from recycled rubber like the kind you would get from old scrap tires.
Beyond picking the best mulch for your garden you may also have to make way for some new planting areas. This holds true if you want to expand your garden to grow a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables. If you dig up all that dirt you need to find a way to get rid of it. You need look no further then Junk King Kansas City.
Junk King is the Kansas City-based business that specializes in junk removal. While it is true that much of their business is focused on taking away junk from peoples garages, basements and closets, Junk King also has no problem with dirt removal and hauling. This makes them an extremely effective partner in your major landscaping project. As long as they’re getting rid of your dirt they can also get rid of all that other clutter. With Junk King you can beautify all areas of your home both indoors and outdoors.