4 Tips for Landscaping Your Business

Curb appeal is just as important with business properties as it is with homes. If the outside of your business looks less than inviting, customers may pass you by, thinking your attention to your landscaping reflects on your attention to business.

However, if you’re like most business owners and managers, you don’t want to expend a lot of resources, both in time and money, on landscaping and away from your core business. That’s why it’s important to make the most of the time and money you spend on your commercial landscaping.

Tips for Improving Your Commercial Landscaping

  1. Choose perennial plants over annuals. While annual plants like petunias and impatiens can give your beds quick color, they have to be replaced every year and require daily watering. Better to choose perennial plants that will return bigger and stronger each year and require less watering.
  2. Mulch your garden beds. Mulch, whether cypress fibers or pine bark nuggets, adds a professional look to your landscaping. It also helps to prevent weeds from taking over your beds, while helping your soil and plants to thrive.
  3. Opt for native plants. Even though exotic plants from overseas can be intriguing to visitors, plants that are native to Florida will fare better and require less maintenance than plants from other regions.
  4. Be kind to the environment. Organic gardening can save you money. Consider collecting rainwater to use on your beds and saving grass clippings to improve your flower beds.

To learn more about how to make your commercial landscaping look its best with minimum maintenance, contact K&B Landscape Supplies at 386-734-3553. We’ve been helping companies like yours with their landscaping and mulch needs for more than 30 years.

Tips for Improved Mulch Maintenance

Adding mulch to your landscape not only makes them look more attractive, but it can help improve your soil and make it healthier for plants, as well as keep weeds at bay.
There are a variety mulch types available ranging from pure timber mulch to exotic mulch made from products like cocoa shells, though keeping it simple and clean is the best bet for a healthy landscape.

Make Your Mulch Last Longer

Depending on how large your landscaped property is, mulching your entire property many times a year can become costly and time-consuming. The good news is that there are many ways to extend the life of your mulch, such as:

  • Apply mulch in the spring. Applying mulch to your landscape in the spring, after the ground has begun to warm, helps your mulch last longer since you’ll avoid the harsh winter weather.
  • Opt for timber mulch. Timber mulch increases durability, resistance against insects, and helps keep weeds from growing in your garden beds.
    Using a pure timber blend, such as K&B Landscape Supplies provides, also ensures you are not adding chemicals, debris, or trash into your soil.

When to Replace Your Mulch

How often you should replace your mulch depends on your climate, what type of mulch you use, how thickly you apply your mulch, and even how much you work in your garden. However, there are a couple of good indicators that it’s time to lay down a new layer of mulch.

  • Weeds are becoming more of a problem. One of the primary benefits of using mulch is that it acts as a weed barrier. If you’re finding more and more weeds popping up, it’s probably time to invest in more mulch.
  • You notice signs of decomposition. If you are using a wood mulch, you’ll see signs of the mulch naturally breaking down. These include thin white lines in the mulch as well as bare spots in your garden beds.

If you are looking to replace the mulch at your home or building, consider K&B Landscape Supplies. With more than 30 years in the business, we offer insight, impeccable customer service, and the industry’s top quality products. To learn more about how mulch can make your landscaping beds healthier, contact K&B online or at 386-734-3553.

How Mulch Helps Keep Your Lawn Healthy

Everyone loves a beautiful lawn, but getting your yard to live up to its potential can be difficult. Mulch may just be the best thing for your lawn’s growth. From limiting weeds to encouraging healthy plants, it’s the best all-around solution to many of your lawn care issues.

Here are the top reasons you should be using mulch in your lawn:

  • Controls Moisture
    Mulch has long been touted as a solution for areas with limited moisture options. In fact, anyone looking for a way to cut down on watering times will appreciate the moisture control properties of this valuable material.
  • Blocks Weeds
    No one wants to spend all day pulling and cutting pesky weeds. Mulch presents a dedicated barrier against those unwanted visitors. Keeping a well-maintained covering of mulch around your most high-risk areas can eliminate the opportunity for weeds to grow, and the need to use harmful pesticides.
  • Preserves Grass
    When seeding new lawns, it’s generally recommended that a thin layer of mulch be scattered on top. The purpose of the mulch is to hold moisture to keep the seeds from drying out
  • Promotes Plant Growth
    Plants, as well as trees, love having mulch around their base. Much of its appeal comes from a combination of an ability to provide everything greenery needs to survive, including root covering, moisture enhancement, and even pest control options.

Your Mulching Needs

Mulch is changing the way we view yard maintenance. It’s versatility and unwavering structure makes this organic choice a must-have for every lawn.

At K&B, we take mulch seriously because “Mulch is what we do best”.

To learn about our unrivaled selection of mulches, call us today at 386-734-3553.

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