3 Benefits of Cedar Mulch

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3 Benefits of Cedar MulchIf you want your landscape to look beautiful, lush, and healthy all year round, it’s important to choose the right mulch. Our team at Todco has extensive knowledge of the different types of mulch, and we can help you select the best option for your needs.

In this article, we will focus on cedar mulch, going over a few of its benefits to help you decide if this option is right for you.

  • Insect Protection – Cedar wood is prized for its ability to repel insects. That’s why people often store clothing, linens, and important documents in cedar chests. In fact, you can even buy chips of cedar wood to place in your dresser drawers. Using cedar mulch in your landscape offers the same insect protection; insects which might damage your plants will be deterred by the scent of the cedar chips.
  • Durability – Another benefit of cedar wood (and cedar mulch) is its durability. Cedar mulch does not break down as fast as mulch made of other types of wood, and it will only need to be replaced every 2-3 years. Other types of mulch, such as grass clippings, pine straw, and even other varieties of wood, need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Soil Enrichment – As cedar mulch decomposes, it will also add important nutrients to the soil, which will help the plants grow strong and healthy. Nutrients found in cedar mulch include phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium, and potassium, which plants need for healthy growth. These are also some of the same nutrients found in chemical fertilizers, so cedar mulch is an excellent choice for your landscape.