Mulch and Pine needles add visual appeal as well as help protect the most vulnerable part of your ornamental plants and large trees.
In the Spring and Summer, these materials keeps moisture accessible to roots as well as providing shade from direct sunlight. It keeps the lower parts of the trees and shrubs cool while still allowing air to flow through which will prevent the development of mold or fungus.
The cold winter weather we experience can take a toll on exposed roots and can cause irreparable damage to plants and trees; just as you protect yourself with layers of clothes, hats, gloves, and scarves, your plants need a layer of insulation from the elements. A layer of mulch or pine needles prevent cold air and winter precipitation from reaching the root bed.
It also serves to create a polished and professionally manicured look to your property which adds to curb appeal and visual interest, especially with our dyed hardwood mulch that is available in red, black and brown and does not fade like undyed hardwood mulch (also available).
Pine needles and pine bark/pine nuggets are an excellent alternative to mulch and look especially fabulous in natural areas. As an added bonus, it can also create a habitat for animals that eat pests and vermin when used in an area that doesn't experience much foot traffic.