It's quite obvious that the mulch in your landscape beds deteriorates and looks messy over time. However, the appearance of old mulch isn't the only reason why it's important to freshen it up every once in a while. Mulch provides many benefits to your plants that diminish the more that the mulch decomposes. So, for both appearance and plant health reasons, it's important to reinstall mulch in your landscape beds once a year. It's best to schedule your annual mulch installation service in the spring to protect your plants as best as you can from the hot %statefull%% sun.


Replenishing your mulch once a year will help keep your plants healthy.

Healthy plant in replenished mulch bed in Palmetto, FL.

Mulch is made up of natural material, so, over time, it breaks down and decomposes into your soil. This provides extra nutrients for your plants; however, this also means that the mulch won't be able to provide the benefits to your plants that it once did. To keep your plants and soil protected, it's best to schedule a mulch installation service every year.

When mulch is new and fresh in your landscape beds, it regulates the temperature of your soil, helps to prevent soil erosion, retains soil moisture, and much more. With so much protection, especially from the hot summer sun and heavy rain that we experience here in Florida, your plants will have a better chance of staying healthy.

For the best protection, mulch should be about 2-3 inches thick.


Replenishing mulch in the spring will prepare your landscape beds for summertime.

While you can replenish your mulch at any point throughout the year, spring is the ideal season to do so. As spring kicks in, temperatures increase and so does sun exposure. Because mulch blocks sunlight, it keeps the soil in your landscape beds cool, allowing plants to flourish and blossom in the spring. As the temperatures heat up in the summer even more, mulch will help your soil retain the moisture that your plants so desperately need. Another reason why it's so important to have fresh mulch in the spring season is that this is when a lot of weeds typically grow. Having that extra protection and weed suppression via a new ground cover is crucial for your plants!


Fresh mulch enlivens your property and increases its curb appeal.

Colored mulch added to a landscape bed in Palmetto, FL.

Mulch has a very important job of making the soil conditions as pleasant as possible for your plants. However, while it is busy helping your plants get what they need to survive, fresh mulch also increases the curb appeal of your property.

Messy, unkempt mulch is a sight for sore eyes. Tidying up the wood chips and making the line between the landscape beds and the lawn clear and crisp again will do wonders for the appearance of your property. Not to mention, replenishing your mulch annually gives you a chance to change up the look of your landscape beds with a new color!

Those who maintain their landscape beds see a significant financial payout at resale, recovering 100% of the cost, according to the National Association of Realtors.


Ready to replenish the mulch in your landscape beds? Call our team today!

Maintaining your landscape beds can seem daunting. However, with our help, the task becomes significantly easier. If you're looking to replenish the mulch in your landscape beds, our team can help. At Tropical Gardens Landscape, we install mulch for properties in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, and other nearby areas in Southwest Florida. We aim to protect and nourish your landscape beds with our quality mulch. We offer a wide variety of different colored mulches, including cocoa brown and natural hardwood. To schedule our mulch installation service, contact us at (941) 993-2442.