The labor of mulching for Chelsea Michigan lawns and landscapes has more benefits than curb appeal for your finished project. Michigan is famous for its bulb plants and flowers such as iris, tulips, dahlias, amazing lilies and even the petite lily of the valley ground and border covers that surprise with beautiful white delicate bells of soft fragrance. The bulb plants bordered by the petite lilies of the valley border are luscious, bright bounties of huge flowers of great vibrant colors that burst through the winter’s ground cover mulching for Chelsea Michigan and the prepared areas with an overnight immediate surprise of colorful wonders. All is due to the correct depth of mulch cover while they grew underneath the loam to become the spring time beautiful displays enjoyed by the people walking by in the world above.

There are three basic or best known popular types of mulch for the Chelsea Michigan residences to give properties the desired curb appeal and attractiveness.

1. Cedar Mulch
Cedar Mulch is very aromatic, has a reddish color that contrasts brightly and beautifully with foliage, flowers and the rest of the landscaping. Cedar mulch has a long lasting durability.

2. Pine Mulch

Pine mulch is lighter in color than cedar and less expensive, yet provides the same weed prohibition and water retention for the border plants it is surrounding.

3. Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch is made from recycled tires and is therefore more durable than any of the other mulches. The mulch can last for years. Until recently this rubber mulch was always black, but colors have now been successfully added for those who did not want the black borders and other mulched areas. This is all a matter of taste of the property owner.

Hazards of Straw Mulch

Pine straw is the least expensive of mulches and can even often be raked up from beneath the pines of the property being mulched. However, one spark can set a forest ablaze, so the popularity of pine straw as mulch has naturally been discarded for the safer rubber, cedar and pine chip mulch.

Preparation for Mulching
Prior to application, a layer of either newspapers or plastic sheeting should be placed along the area to be mulched. Make holes for the germination of any planted seeds and for any bulbs that will need to poke through once sprouted. If you cannot remember exactly where to place these holes, you can wait before placing the plastic or newspaper sheeting until the bulbs and seedlings have actually begun to show themselves and then put down the weed blocking sheeting.

Apply the mulch thickly and make sure all sheeting is thoroughly covered sufficiently that no rainfall would expose sheeting underneath the mulch. The cushioning of the protective attractive mulch is vital to its success and your enjoyment of the fruits of the labor for the rest of the year.

Application of mulch can be a DIY project or the property owner can hire professionals to expertly outline the areas to be mulched and arrange the ground cover with expertise to allow all flowers and bushes full sprouting areas and strength for growth, while preventing growth of weeds.