Should You Mulch Your Plants in the Fall?

It’s time to start prepping the outside of our homes for the cool fall weather ahead. But although we may be starting to feel that chill in the air — that doesn’t mean that you should stop caring for your garden. If you’re asking yourself if you should mulch your plants this fall, you’re on the right track! Landscape maintenance doesn’t end when the weather cools. There are many benefits to mulching your garden for fall plants!

Why You Should Mulch:

 

  • Prevent Erosion – Mulch helps keep soil from washing or blowing away on rainy or windy fall days. This can help prevent erosion and keep your soil and plants healthy.
  • Suppress Weeds – No one wants a garden full of weeds. Mulching can help reduce the number of weeds growing in your garden now — and in the spring!
  • Prevent Moisture Loss – One of the biggest benefits to mulching your garden is that you are preventing moisture loss. This means that when you water your fall perennials or cold weather annuals, you will keep them moist and hydrated for longer. This is especially important as the air becomes less humid in the fall into the winter months.
  • Keep a Consistent Temperature – In the fall it can be cold in the morning, but hot in the afternoon. Mulch helps protect your plants from drastic temperature changes.

 

Need to stock up on mulch and topsoil for your garden this fall? Visit our website to learn more about what we carry or give us a call directly at 203-866-4421.

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