Mulching is an absolute must when you are landscaping in San Antonio climate. Cedar mulch is one of the most common forms of mulch. It has quite a few advantages when you compare it with the other kinds of mulch. Some of these advantages are insect repelling, weed control, temperature control and stability.
• Insect repelling: One of the main advantages when it comes to cedar mulch is the natural insect repellent properties. Many other organic mulch types attract unwanted pests such as crickets, roaches and termites. However, the natural scent of cedar helps repelling several different types of insect pests. Our mulch spraying treatment contains naturl cedar oils, thus it doesn’t only restore the color of your mulch, but it also restores the natural insect repelling properties as well.
• Temperature control: The color of this mulch is naturally light. This light color reflects the sunlight and helps maintain the temperature surrounding the plants. Cedar mulch protects these plants from extreme temperatures, especially for landscaping in hot San Antonio and South Texas climate. It also helps protecting the plant roots from freezing during cold winter months. Ice storms and freezing temperatures are common in South Texas, so you need to consider protection from cold as well as hot temperature and apply a thick layer of mulch.
• Stability: Another advantage of cedar mulch is the stability that it offers the plants. Other types of mulch such as bark mulch can be washed away by the heavy rain. However cedar mulch has small pieces which lock together to form a thick, dense mat. This helps the mulch stay in its place under heavy rain or strong winds.
•Weed control: Cedar mulch suppresses the weeds that have already grown by blocking the sunlight they need to grow. It prevents weed seeds from germinating when it’s applied in a thick layer. Natural cedar oil also helps preventing weeds from germinating.