5 Key Things to Look For in a Mulch Service

Using mulch as part of your home, business or commercial landscaping can bring numerous benefits to your foliage and overall landscape design. Some of the main advantages and features of using mulch on your property include:

A Barrier Against Weeds. Mulch can help to slow or stop the growth of pesky weeds around your foliage.

Moisture Retention. Mulch closes in moisture to keep the rich, wet and nourishing for your plants.

Prevents Erosion. Since raindrops and wind damage won’t be able to directly affect the soil’s surface in mulched areas, your landscape won’t wear away as quickly.

Decorative Appeal. The artful placement of colored mulches can add to both plant quality and creating a refined look on the property.

Protective to Plant Roots. A mulch layer also protects plant roots from temperature extremes and the elements. The ground is less subject to freezing and thawing, which can be very damaging to plants. Roots remain healthy and can better resist rot and disease.

However, it’s important to mulch in an intelligent, informed manner. Using inferior mulch or placing it incorrectly can have a negative impact on both your plants and your property. Here are five key things to look for in a mulching service:

1. High-Quality, Reliable Mulch Free of Rot and Pests

It’s extremely important that the mulch you use is of the highest quality. It should be freshly made and free of any and all signs of rot or pest infestation. Be sure to verify mulch quality with the supplier and some of their customers if possible.

2. Options to Meet Your Needs

Check to see that the mulch service you select offers a variety of colors and options to meet your design, décor and soil protection needs. Lakeshore Recycling Systems offers high quality mulch in a range of colors, including Premium Brown, Premium Red, and Economy Brown and Double Ground Natural.

3. Eco-Friendly Business Practices

Whenever possible, favor mulch that’s made in a sustainable way from natural materials. Lakeshore Recycling Systems uses 100% recycled wood to make high-grade mulches that are friendly to the environment. Using them allows you to know you are maintaining  your landscape in an eco-friendly, “green” way.

4. Trustworthy, Knowledgeable Service

The mulch provider you select should also offer education and advice regarding the proper placement and use of mulch to optimize your experience. They should have a track record of friendly, attentive customer service and providing mulch in a timely, efficient manner.

5. A Proven Professional

Choose a mulch service with experience in providing services to both commercial and residential customers. Lakeshore Recycling Systems has been in business for almost 20 years. We can assist you with a range of key services, including all of your waste management, recycling and on site storage needs.

The proper use of mulch can significantly increase quality of life for the plants, trees and shrubs in your yard. It can also boost curb appeal by bringing a more refined look to your property. For the best experience and results with mulch services and more, count on Lakeshore Recycling Systems.