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Chesterfield Mulching Services

The Chesterfield lawn care specialists of Midwest Lawn Co are your one-stop shop for all of your lawn care and landscaping needs, including the expert mulching services that you are looking for. Our commitment to customer service, competitive pricing, and professionally trained and certified staff are just some of the reasons our clients trust us to help them with their residential and commercial mulching needs.

When it comes to mulching your lawn, you probably have lots of questions. When done correctly, regular mulching can improve the health of your lawn and planting areas, resulting in a more resilient and vibrant landscape around your home. Mulching is quite labor-intensive, and our professional landscapers can save you valuable time so you can enjoy doing other things and still enjoy the benefits of a healthy and good-looking lawn without having to maintain it on your own.

Midwest Lawn Co provides both residential and commercial lawn care services to clients in the West County suburbs. Whether you want mulching services to enhance and protect your home garden and landscape or to maintain the outdoor areas of your commercial building, we can help. Call the Chesterfield lawn care specialists of Midwest Lawn Co today at (636) 220-9991 or contact us online to learn more about our services and receive a free estimate.

Why Should I Hire Midwest Lawn Co to Handle My Mulching?

Here at Midwest Lawn Co, we are lawn care professionals that understand our community and demonstrate a commitment to the highest level of service through the work we do each and every day. Our customers praise us for:

  • Effective and timely communication: We pride ourselves on always putting our customers first, responding to customers and potential customers promptly. Our focus on communications ensures that our customers are never left in the dark when employing our services.
  • Understanding your lawn care needs, working to your specifications: We are here to improve your gardens, lawns, and landscaping. We promise to work to what you desire so you can enjoy the outdoors around your home with your family and friends.
  • Putting quality first: Midwest Lawn Co values quality work. We will never cut corners or rush a job.
  • Employing professionally trained staff: Our staff undergo rigorous training and has a thorough understanding of landscaping, gardening, and lawn care. When you work with us, you’ll be getting experienced and skilled landscapers.
  • Creativity: Whether it be for landscaping, mulching, or any of our hardscaping services, our professional and experienced staff will work with you to develop a unique solution that will leave you satisfied with the outcome for years to come.

Midwest Lawn Co has provided high-quality landscaping services to our residential and commercial clientele in the West County suburbs since 2010, and our customer testimonials reflect that. After nearly a decade of experience, Midwest Lawn Co is a trusted source for all your landscaping needs. To learn more about our services and receive a free estimate of your landscaping project, call us at (636) 220-9991 or contact us online today.

 

What are the Different Types of Mulch?

Every landscaping project is different, and there are different types of mulch that can be used depending on your preference and needs. You can choose from several different kinds, including:

Organic mulch:  This mulch is made of material that was once living, including hardwood chips, grass clippings, leaves, and others. The lawn care professionals of Midwest Lawn Co can help you to determine what kind of mulch works best with your needs and budget, but here are a few things to consider:

Hardwood Bark: Most common garden plants prefer neutral to alkaline soil. Hardwood bark mulch is ideal for providing nutrients and protection to these plants, but it can be quite expensive.

Hay: Wet and spoiled hay can be an excellent source of mulching if you are less concerned about aesthetics. It is usually quite inexpensive and perfect for vegetable beds where your primary goal is to protect the plants. Although hay can be weed-prone, using sufficient thickness can typically help to avoid any weed issues. An experienced lawn care specialist will be able to assess how much mulch or hay, would be right for your planting areas.

Pine Straw: If your main goal is to prevent weed growth, a thick mat of pine straw may do the trick. However, a potential drawback to pine straw is that it can often contribute to more acidic soil. Unless your garden is primarily composed of plants that prefer acidic soil, you may want to select another mulch. A lawn care specialist will be able to help determine the usefulness of pine straw for the plants in your planting areas.

Inorganic mulches: Are often made either of synthetic materials (such as plastic or rubber matting) or crushed rock or pebbles. Synthetic mulch generally needs to be replaced much less often than organic mulch. Another benefit of synthetic mulch is that it does not attract insects the way organic mulch does. With this in mind, there are a number of options for inorganic mulch:

Ground rubber: Typically, this type of synthetic mulch is made from old rubber tires, which can make it a relatively eco-friendly choice compared to other synthetic mulches. The zinc that can leach out into the soil can be beneficial if you have plants that prefer alkaline soil (as opposed to acidic). One of our qualified lawn care specialists can detail your choices for ground rubber mulch and help you make a decision that would be best for your yard.

Landscape glass: Landscape glass, which comes in a variety of sizes and colors, reflects light off of the glass, giving the garden a brighter and more modern look. It can be more expensive than other kinds of mulch, but our lawn care experts can show you numerous choices if you want to consider landscape glass as an option.

Plastic mulch: Plastic mulch is undoubtedly one of the cheaper options, often used in commercial gardens and planting areas. However, with plastic sheeting, there may be greater water and soil runoff, which may affect your garden or planting area’s health in the long run. A lawn care specialist will be able to help you determine if a plastic mulch would be ideal for your lawn care needs.

At [firm-name], we’ll use our considerable knowledge and experience to help you understand your options, as well as what might be best for your garden or planting area. No matter the topography, types of plants, or soil health, we can assess your garden and needs to make a recommendation on what kind of mulch will be most beneficial for your garden and planting areas.

What are the Benefits of Mulch?

Adding mulch to your landscaped areas offers many benefits beyond aesthetics:

  • Reducing winter injury: Mulch that lasts through the winter months can help to protect the garden or planting area from the elements, including the snow and wind of Missouri winters.
  • Retaining moisture: No matter the type of mulch you use, one of its main purposes is to retain the moisture in the soil. When it rains, having a layer of mulch will help to keep the garden or planting area wetter longer, reducing erosion and ensuring that the plants have sufficient water.
  • Controlling weeds: Whether organic or synthetic, mulch will provide an additional layer that can suppress weed growth, which results in a clean and controlled garden (and less weeding pulling for you).
  • Erosion and damage protection: By adding an additional (often heavier) layer, mulch will aid in protecting your soil from erosion by wind or rain. Generally speaking, mulch will help to prevent damage to the productive soil below.
  • Soil health: Organic mulches break down, contributing nutrients and organic material to the ground below, which is especially helpful if you are trying to improve your soil’s health.

Mulch serves many essential functions, even beyond what is listed above. The lawn care experts of Midwest Lawn Co can help to educate you on the benefits of mulch for your lawn and garden areas. Most importantly, they will help you to understand what types of mulch will be best for your garden and planting areas. We seek to understand your needs while bringing our expertise to deliver the ideal solution.

Contact Midwest Lawn Co Today

Midwest Lawn Co has provided high-quality lawn care service to residents of West County for almost a decade. Our experienced team of landscape professionals can handle all of your lawn care needs, including mulching, landscaping, mowing and more. We know how to deal with tricky topography, unhealthy soil, and extreme weather. Our goal is to provide services that allow you to save substantial time while keeping your lawn healthy and vibrant, allowing you to spend more time with your family and reaping the benefits of a healthy landscape.

Outdoor spaces are made for entertaining. Enjoy your outdoors with family and friends instead of sweating and suffering in the never-ending battle to keep your lawn healthy. Leave that work to us. Contact the Chesterfield lawn care professionals of Midwest Lawn Co today at (636) 220-9991 or contact us online to inquire more about our services and receive a free estimate.