Follow these 8 steps, to maximize the aesthetic value of your Bark or mulch
- KILL WEEDS
Spray all weeds with weed killer 1 to 2 weeks prior to mulching. This allows weeds to completely die, making them much easier to pull.
- TRIM TREES AND BUSHES
Because of the debris produced, be sure to trim trees and bushes before applying new mulch.
- CLEAN OUT MULCH BEDS
Remove all dead leaves, weeds and trimmings with a rake.
- EDGE YOUR BEDS
Landscapes with clean edges enhance the appearance and give it a professional look. Use an edging shovel or power edger to accomplish this. Tip: Use your garden hose as a guide to create nice flowing curves.
- RAKE SMOOTH
Use a stiff rake, such as a mud rake, to smooth all surfaces to be mulched. Otherwise, your mulch will look lumpy.
- APPLY A QUALITY LANDSCAPE WEED BARRIER CLOTH (NOT PLASTIC) IT NEEDS TO DRAIN
This is the best insurance to prevent weeds.
- IT'S TIME TO MULCH
Using your hands or a rake, apply new mulch over the cultivated mulch or soil. Spread evenly to 2-inches thick, more or less, depending on budget and taste. When complete, water to moisturize mulch and settle it into place.
- USE DRIP IRRIGATION
If you have plants do not use spray head sprinklers. The calcium in the water will discolor and break down the Bark or Mulch.