Do you manage a commercial property? We hope so, as our blogs are specifically targeted at you. Of course, anyone can find value in learning about landscaping, but our goal is to help property managers prepare their properties to add more business. These property managers manage apartment complexes, office parks, medical, and senior living facilities just to name a few. Each of these properties is home to a business that needs to generate revenue, and we are in the business of helping them do so with a luxurious landscape. One staple of each and every one of those landscapes is – mulch. If you do not have mulch, then it is time for a mulch makeover! If you choose to read on, we will tell you why. 


It's Time For A Mulch Makeover!What is Mulch? Two Options

Mulch is not a reference to any particular material, but the function of the material in the landscape bed. It is usually used as a protective layer on top of the soil, offering many benefits to the surrounding plant material. Generally speaking, the two types of mulch are organic and inorganic. Organic mulch is our primary recommendation, including bark, shredded hardwood, and pine straw. The notable difference is that organic mulch slowly decomposes over time, leaving behind valuable nutrients. Inorganic mulch is exactly what it sounds like, usually a material like decorative rock or rubber. These are more durable and long-lasting but do not offer the aforementioned nutrients.


What are the Benefits of Mulching?

This is our favorite section of the blog because there are so many benefits of mulching. Mulch is a staple of landscapes across the country for this very reason. First and foremost, mulch acts as insulation for your soil. In an area like Maryland where temperatures dip low in the winter and rise high in the summer, mulch keeps soil temperatures regulated. This is important because your roots can be negatively impacted by a lack of moisture or a freeze. Additionally, mulch prevents the spread of weeds into your plant beds, as well as soil erosion. Mulch also creates a sense of uniformity in your landscape, improving curb appeal. Like we mentioned before we recommend organic mulch specifically because the benefit of nutrient addition is so important. Mulch is also inexpensive and incredibly low maintenance in comparison to other enhancements, which makes it a must on every property.



It's Time For A Mulch Makeover!When to Mulch?

If you decide to mulch with OakLawn, our recommendation is going to be shredded hardwood mulch. This is because the mulch is dyed in either a brown or black color, and will maintain that color over a longer period of time compared to organic alternatives. We also wrote a blog on all of the specific benefits of shredded hardwood mulch. With that being said, the time to mulch is now. Mulch needs no season, just a free day to perform the installation. If your mulch is old and disheveled, or just not there, waste no time in giving us a call. 



Your landscaping is the first thing noticed by your visitors, friends, and customers. Let OakLawn Landscaping ensure that your first impressions are top-notch and have your guests in awe before they even reach the door. Visit our website, or contact us today at (301) 854-0684 for any of your landscaping needs, commercial or residential.

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