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Mulching Services In Columbia, Mo

When it comes to creating a fresh look for your landscaping, a fresh layer of mulch always does the trick! At Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal, we provide a wide array of mulching services to help you achieve the landscape you’ve always dreamed of having. Our budget-friendly rates on mulch installation and follow-up care are sure to impress. Led by certified arborists, the experts at Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal know how to spread mulch strategically to ensure plant growth as well as provide a beautiful look. Whether you need it spread or just delivered, we can provide mulch for all of your needs!

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Why Use Mulch In Your Landscape Design

Aside from taking your landscaping to the next level, mulch also provides many functional benefits. One of the sole purposes of mulch is to retain as much moisture as possible in the soil. No other landscape element can store water to the same extent as mulch. This is beneficial for anything you decide to plant within the mulch bed as it is guaranteed plenty of hydration. Mulch is also a great security blanket for your plants. It can prevent damage during winter weather as well as reduce erosion and weed growth. Certain types of mulch even deter insects such as ticks and fleas from pestering you while you tend to your plants. Overall, mulch is great for boosting and strengthening the life cycle of your soil and plant life!

Types of Mulch Used By Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal

Our team of certified arborists provide only the best kind of mulch to ensure the longevity and overall look you desire for your landscape. We offer several different kinds of mulch which can be broken down into 2 separate categories; organic and non-organic. Organic materials include elements such as hardwood chips, pine straw and shredded bark. Non-organic mulch are materials such as rubber mulch, rock pebbles and even plastic mulch. Unsure of which direction to go? Not to worry, our team at Arthur Ratliff will help you review all of your options in order to make an informed decision that is best for you and your landscaping.

FAQs About Mulching
When Is The Best Time To Mulch?

The best time to mulch your landscaping is late spring to early summer. You want the soil to be somewhat warm and dry. This will ensure the best results when it comes to overall plant health.

Does Mulching Encourage Termites To Relocate To My Yard/Home?

While mulch on its own does not encourage termites, if you have existing termites in a nearby structure, it may invite the termites to tunnel into the mulched area. Having your home protected by an exterminator and their treatment plans will prevent the threat of termites from entering your home.

Do I Need To Water My Mulch?

Since we live in a humid state, this is not usually a concern. However, in very dry conditions, it is important to keep the temperature of the mulch down. Mulch made from rubber pellets and wood chips can become especially hot. To reduce the flammability of your mulch, water it as well as your plants during peak seasons of heat and dryness.

How Much Mulch Do I Need?

The recommended amount of mulch is 2-3 inches. We discourage our clients from creating the dredded mulch volcano around small trees. Contrary to popular belief, this does not support their growth nor their health. The experts at Arthur Ratliff will help you decide the exact amount as well as which areas to mulch.