Spring look ahead: why March is your best time for Mulching, and its benefits and a couple of extra tips

Continuing our theme from the end of last year, there are a number of landscape and hardscape projects you are thinking of undertaking this spring or summer that you will want to start planning in advance. For example, we discussed a number of projects involving contractors that you already want to be planning. In fact we recommend that if you are planning any project for this year that will involve a contractor that you start contacting potential companies immediately. If you do not know of any, contact us and we will be happy to share their information with you.

Meanwhile, now is a great time to begin planning more of the Do It Yourself (DIY) projects you are looking to accomplish this spring and/or summer.


This article focuses on the first DIY project most at home gardeners and landscapers will look to undertake this year: Mulching. The mulching of your landscape is a job you will want to complete in March or April.

Stone Distributor Tip #1:

At Stone Distributors we prefer to mulch our landscape in March as opposed to April or later here in central and northern Georgia. Why you may ask? It’s all about the weather. As many of us have experienced, the weather in April can “flip on a dime”… it gets warm and muggy quickly by the middle of April, and you want to have your mulching done before that type of weather takes over.

In last year’s article (you can view it in its entirety here) we explained why the annual ritual ritual of mulching is so important to the health and vitality of the flora on your property.

Here is quick summary of the positive things that happen to your plants when you mulch annually:

  • It protects your plants and shrubs
  • It evens out the soil’s temperature changes throughout the year.
  • It regulates the soil’s temperature.
  • It reduces the evaporation rate of water from the soil.
  • It protects the worms, microbes and other insects beneficial to the ongoing health of your beds and gardens.
  • It substantially reduces the growth of weeds.

Stone Distributor Tip #2:

How much mulch is an optimal amount for your landscape beds? 3 INCHES

We recommend that you lay down approximately 3 inches deep of mulch throughout your landscape beds. This depth keeps an optimal amount of cover for the entire year until you are ready to mulch again the following spring. In this Saturday’s follow up article we will share with you several tips to help make your mulch application go as smoothly as possible.

We have Multiple colors available to match your landscape including brown, black and red.

Are you thinking about undertake the important job of mulching your landscape this coming March or April? Then come on into Stone Distributors now to get properly prepared. If you have any questions about how much mulch you will need, which color will best suit your particular landscape or how to best apply the mulch on your property, just come right on up and ask any of our knowledgeable, friendly staff and we will be happy to help you. And if mulching is important to you but you do not have the time or ability to do it yourself, no worries. We are happy to connect you with a highly-qualified contractor to do the job for you.

We are conveniently located at 1675 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta. Come right onto our lot, contact us at (678) 354-0566, or visit us online at https://www.stonedist.com. You can also follow us at or our Stone Distributors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stonedist/ or on Instagram. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays. #Stone_Distributors #SpringMulch

Published by Stone Distributors

We are a Natural Stone Supplier for Professionals and Homeowners in the Kennesaw / Cobb County area of Georgia

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