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The Benefits of Using Mulch on Your Lawn

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Mulching grass is a simple, less expensive, and more sustainable way to feed a lawn and help it grow better.

The benefits of mulching lawn clippings are too numerous and valuable to ignore. From providing nutrients for the soil to saving significant amounts of time and money, mulching the lawn clippings just makes sense. There is no disputing that lawn clippings add valuable organic matter to the soil.

Here are 4 Benefits of Mulching Grass:

Mulching Provides Nutrients

Grass contains rich nutrients like nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, which are all very useful elements for vegetation growth. When the grass is mulched into tiny clippings, microorganisms living on the soil bed break down the mulch and release those nutrients back into the soil – feeding the lawn and making it grow full and bright.  While water and fertilizer can feed a lawn, much of your lawn feed is already within the grass itself. Take advantage of it!

Mulching Reduces Waste

Mulch clippings are organic matter that will decompose quickly. On the other hand, plastic bags used to toss clippings do not decompose quickly and often fill up landfills. If your lawn care company is looking for ways to go green, investing in a mulching kit is a great place to start.

Mulching Promotes Soil Creation

Mulching also provides moisture to your lawn that is highly appreciated especially during the summer.  Mulch helps to prevent the grass from drying which means that you’ll need less water to keep it healthy. Especially helpful during our seasonal watering restrictions. Recycling grass clippings back into the lawn can contribute up to 1 pound of a lawn’s annual nitrogen requirements. Clippings are rapidly devoured by worms, beneficial bacteria, and fungus, increasing the diversity and activity of the intricate food web.

Looking for Mulching in Edmonton?

If you’re looking for mulch services in Edmonton, Earth & Turf Landscaping has you covered. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you work towards the lawn of your dreams!