At Dream Greener, we are in the business of creating beautiful landscapes for our residential clients in the Pittsburgh area. This is what we specialize in, and we make it our mission to be knowledgeable in every way in which this landscape goal can be achieved. If we did not hold ourselves to that standard, we would not be able to create the beautiful landscapes you see all over our website. Landscapes are a summation of many different parts, from lawn care to pest control. The aspect we want to focus on today is bed edging and mulch. This is what keeps your plant beds looking structured and focused, which holds your colorful plant material. If your plants look great, and your edging is shoddy, the purpose of planting is lost. Here are a few ways you can create a beautiful landscape with the right bed edging and mulch.
Consider Natural Nutrient Addition
Everyone and their mother loves mulch as it looks great and benefits your landscape. The first consideration when selecting a type of mulch, or choosing to install mulch at all, are the natural nutrients that organic mulch will add to your soil as it decomposes. Organic mulch options like wood chips, bark, and pine straw are composed of the same organic matters that your roots are dying to feast upon. Installing this type of mulch will add nutrients naturally, which will greatly benefit the health and aesthetic of your plant material.
Functional Mulch Options Provide Functional Benefits
Organic mulch is always a great option for your plant beds, but there is something aesthetically pleasing about decorative rock. Many people may shy away from rock as a mulch option due to the lack of nutrients and the initial expense. However, rocks are extremely low maintenance long term and can provide many of the same functional benefits. Decorative rock used as mulch will act as insulation for your soil, preventing weed growth and improving moisture retention. Rock can also reduce soil erosion. So, not only can decorative rock look great on top of your plant beds, it does more for the health of your landscape than one would think.
Utilize Our Mulch Blowing Services
Generally, a service only offered by commercial landscaping companies due to the nature of the mulch blowing equipment, we now offer this service at Dream Greener. Most landscaping companies will engage in volcano mulching, piling mulch around your plant material. This is inefficient and the antithesis of what we achieve with our mulch blower. Mulch blowing evenly spreads mulch out on your bed at the recommended layering height of two inches. This service can be performed by Dream Greener for any mulch of your choice.
Select Aesthetically Pleasing Edging
No matter the type of mulch or the way in which you have it installed, you will need to edge your plant beds. There are many material options including plastic, metal, aluminum, and wood. They all perform the same function, with obvious differences in durability and longevity. Choose the edging material that best suits the look and feel of your landscape, which higher quality materials will likely offer. This will make a bigger difference than you think on your way to creating a beautiful landscape.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping, and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Contact us on our website or give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.