In previous benefits of mulch posts, we have talked about the direct benefits that mulch has on the plant itself. Mulch retains water, regulates soil temperature, and keeps out the nasty weeds, just to name a few. Another benefit of mulch is that it simply makes your yards look good! Mulch is perfect for filling in the gaps and bringing an overall feeling of balance and beauty.
According to homeadvisor.com, as much as 50% of home buyers will have made their decision on whether or not to by the house before they have even stepped through the door. Why? Curb appeal! Among other things one can do to spruce up the attractiveness of a home, such as painting and having good lighting and color, mulching is a definite must! Doing these things gives a home seller the potential to increase their sale price as much as 10%! On top of that, it is the EASIEST filler to maintain! All you have to do is apply it to your plants and trees, and it will take care of the rest.
Grass and ground covers, on the other hand, need a lot of upkeep and constant care to keep them looking good. Plus, grass has a tendency to invade your gardens which can prove to be quite the hassle. Make it easy for yourself and beautify your lawns with some fresh, colorful mulch. With the aforementioned benefits of mulch in addition to providing an aesthetic curb appeal to your home, choosing mulch as your filler is truly a “no-brainer”.