Gardens and flower beds often have a significant amount of uncovered topsoil that is open to the elements. This makes sense because leaving the dirt exposed means that it’s easy to plant something new and see the weeds as they come up. However, uncovered topsoil is vulnerable to erosion, and it can absorb a lot of heat from the sun on a hot day. The hot soil can then cook your plants’ roots, so how do you protect your loam and your plants from Calgary’s extreme summer conditions?
Trees & Bushes.
One of the best ways to prevent erosion and heat is to plant trees and bushes. These larger plants are able to block the wind, shield the earth from falling rain and hail, and cast large shadows that prevent overheating. Tall trees that shadow your house can even help prevent your home from overheating. Trees also don’t have to be overly expensive; the City of Calgary even offers free trees to homeowners. Of course, you’re not going to want a tree just anywhere in your yard, so how do you protect your soil in the parts of your yard where you don’t want trees or large bushes?
Our cedar mulch is the best in terms of wind resistance and is one of the most beautiful, aromatic, and durable mulches available on the market. Our shredding process helps this mulch to stay in place, despite Calgary’s near-constant windy conditions. Cedar is also ideal because of its natural herbicide and antifungal properties, which make it particularly well-suited for weed and mushroom prevention beneath trees and in shrub beds.
Parkland Premium Plus Mulch.
Crafted from a blend of pine & spruce bark, our Parkland Premium Plus mulch is ground to an even, small size and offers a very consistent fine texture. However, our Parkland Premium Plus mulch has only pure wood pieces and no fines. This mulch is a clean, uniform brown colour that complements any flower bed. It is one of our most effective mulches for retaining soil moisture and insulating plants from sudden temperature changes.
You care a lot about your gardens, so it makes sense that you want to protect your plants from the extreme weather conditions that we often see in Calgary. But protecting your plants means protecting your soil, and that means not leaving it exposed to the wind, rain, and the fluctuating temperatures we often see in Calgary. By utilizing trees, bushes, and mulch, you’ll be able to safeguard your topsoil and your plants. Order mulch online today from Soil Kings, and we’ll have it at your home tomorrow.