Spring is Here! Time for mulch
Hey guys, Ted of Summit Lawns. We are at our shop today in Lincoln. So pardon the loud traffic, but wanted to give you just a couple of tips on how to manage your own landscape. So we are mulching our beds today. It’s Friday, March 13. Friday the 13th. We got snow coming in tonight, potentially, we don’t know. So we thought we’ll get some chores done around the shop here and get it done. I wanted to tell you a little bit about how to have emotional landscape beds. So Josh here has mulching this portion right here. As you can see, before you merge the beds, we cut these plants back. This is Carl forester grass, daylilies. That was some seed from last fall. All this stuff is the stuff that we cut back last fall. If you haven’t cut your plants back yet you can cut it back here in the spring. But the first thing you want to do is get those landscape beds cleaned out,
any built-up leaves, pine needles, debris, anything like that.
Let’s get that stuff out of there. And then after that, you’re going to spread your mulch around and you don’t want to go too thick. You really only need to go about an inch or two, just enough to update the color. You can see the difference. And the old color the old spots and Josh is fine-tuning in right now using his hands to get it just right around the plants nice and tidy. Over here, you can see the difference in the color. And that’s the main first reason with your mulch is just to update that fresh color and get it looking really good. The second main reason we do March is it just acts as a good barrier between weeds for your landscape so you don’t get weeds in there. So anyway, those are just a couple quick tips on using the right amount you can go to Home Depot, you can go to Lowe’s, you can go to a local nursery, there’s a lot of places you can buy your mulch from. Once you get it you really don’t want to go too big, it’s actually kind of bad for the plants around there and it’s a waste of your mulch. So if you have any questions about how to do the mulch yourself, how to cut back some of these plants, we’ll do more videos later on spring cleanup and stuff like that, but drop it in the comments below or give us a call and we’ll help you
out as best you can have a good day thanks