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Georgia summers can be scorchers, and even our mild winters can drop below freezing. Landscaped areas and gardens can be put to the test during extreme weather patterns, from drought conditions to a sudden cold spell in January. Mulch can be the best way to protect your trees, shrubs and plants during extreme weather conditions. Here are a few reasons you should use mulch to protect and beautify your yard.

Retain Soil Moisture

During the hottest, driest months of summer, it can be difficult to keep your landscaped areas and gardens healthy. Dry spells can evaporate moisture from the soil and wilt your plants, trees and shrubs. A layer of mulch can insulate the soil and trap moisture below. This can reduce how often you need to water and help protect your plants during the driest months of summer.

Protect Roots from Cold

Freezing temperatures usually do not last long in Georgia, but they can cause serious damage to our warm-season plants and trees. Mulch can provide insulation to the roots of trees, bushes and plants when cold weather unexpectedly strikes. You should keep a layer of mulch 2-4 inches deep around trees and in landscaped areas and will need to add more mulch each year as it decomposes.

Add Nutrients to the Soil

As your plants and trees thrive, they can deplete topsoil of its nutrients. Mulch is a great way to add natural nutrients back into the topsoil. Bark mulch like pine will decompose and add needed organic material to the soil to benefit your plant life.

Improved Appearance

A quality mulch like pine or cypress bark around trees and covering the ground in gardens can improve your yard’s appearance. Mulch comes in a variety of colors and types that can provide functional benefits as well as a clean, tidy appearance to your landscaped areas. Spreading new mulch each spring can protect your landscaping during the summer while sprucing up the overall appearance.

At Green Landscape Supply, we offer a variety of quality mulch products at our garden centers in Norcross and Buford. Stop by and talk to our landscaping experts to determine which mulch is best for your needs. If you need a large quantity of bulk mulch, ask about our convenient delivery options. We can deliver landscape supplies within 20 miles of our locations.

Posted on behalf of Green Landscape Supply

4548 Thompson Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 745-6980

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Our Customer Reviews

Green Landscape Supply

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 42 reviews

  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!