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Mulching In Denver, Arapahoe, And More Of Colorado​​

Mulching and other landscape design and build services in Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, and more of Colorado.

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Enrich Your Landscape With Mulching

With just one simple technique, your landscape can be surprisingly enriched!

Mulch helps maintain soil moisture for lush growth; it suppresses weeds so that less maintenance is required from you; and its protective layer also regulates temperature and prevents erosion―all this without sacrificing aesthetic value.

We can help with mulching, so you can enjoy its many benefits, including: 

What Is Mulching?

Mulching is placing a material layer over the surface of the soil to help promote healthy plant growth and protect against harmful elements.

Organic mulches, such as grass clippings, straws, or wood chips, are made from natural materials that break down over time and provide added nutrients to the soil.

Inorganic mulches, such as rocks or plastic, do not break down and do not provide any added nutrients to the soil.

Mulching is an essential aspect of landscaping because it helps to regulate soil temperatures, retains soil moisture, and suppresses weed growth. It can also help prevent soil compaction by reducing the impact of heavy rain and foot traffic.

There are several different types of mulch available, each with its own set of advantages.

At Land Designs By Colton, we can help you choose the right mulch for your specific landscaping needs and provide expert mulching services using the latest techniques and equipment.

The Benefits of Mulching

Mulching provides numerous benefits for both the health and appearance of your landscape. Some of the key benefits of mulching include:

Mulch helps to retain soil moisture by reducing water evaporation and preventing soil from drying out too quickly. This can help reduce the need for frequent watering, which can save time, money, and water resources.

It also helps regulate soil temperature, keeping the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This can help protect plants from extreme temperature fluctuations and promote healthy root growth.

Mulch helps suppress weed growth by blocking sunlight and preventing weed seeds from germinating. This can help to reduce the need for herbicides and manual weed removal, saving time and effort.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help enhance the health and beauty of your landscape through our mulching services.

When To Mulch

The best time of year to mulch your landscape depends on your location, climate, and the specific needs of your plants.

In general, however, it is best to mulch in the spring and fall when the soil is moist and temperatures are moderate. This helps ensure that the mulch can retain moisture and regulate soil temperature during the hot and cold summer months.

The frequency of mulching depends on the type of mulch you are using and the specific needs of your plants.

Organic mulches

Organic mulches, such as wood chips or bark, break down over time and need to be replenished periodically, usually every one to two years.

Inorganic mulches

Inorganic mulches, such as rocks or gravel, do not break down and can last for several years before needing to be replenished.

In addition to the type of mulch you are using, the frequency of mulching can also depend on factors such as weather conditions, plant growth, and soil type.

If you notice that your soil is drying out quickly or your plants are not growing as well as they should be, it may be time to add more mulch to help retain moisture and promote healthy growth.

Enjoy A More Beautiful Home Landscape

Mulching FAQs

Organic mulch is made from natural materials that decompose over time, such as bark, wood chips, pine needles, and grass clippings. Inorganic mulch, on the other hand, is made from non-decomposing materials, such as rocks, gravel, or plastic.

Yes, you can use both organic and inorganic mulches in your landscape. Some gardeners choose to use organic mulch on top of the soil surface, where it can break down and add nutrients to the soil, and inorganic mulch around woody plants or in areas with bare soil, where it can provide long-lasting weed control.
The thickness of your mulch layer can depend on the type of mulch you are using and the specific needs of your plants. In general, a layer of mulch that is 2 to 3 inches thick is usually sufficient for most plants.
Yes, grass clippings can make a good organic mulch for your landscape. However, it’s important to make sure that the grass has not been treated with herbicides or other chemicals, as these can harm your plants.
Organic mulch can sometimes contain weed seeds, but most reputable mulch suppliers will take steps to ensure that their mulch is weed-free. In addition, using a mulching mower can help to chop up any weed seeds in your grass clippings before they are used as mulch.
The frequency of mulching can depend on several factors, including the type of mulch you are using, the specific needs of your plants, and weather conditions. In general, most organic mulches need to be replenished every 1 to 2 years, while inorganic mulches can last several years before needing to be replenished.

Real Homeowner Reviews


Brendan Mahoney


Jonathon and his crew were excellent. They are experienced, professional and reasonably priced. They started on time and finished on time.

They did design, demolition and installation of both hardscape and sod at our property as well as install a new fence around it.

They also repaired an old sprinkler system with new equipment.

Jonathon is friendly and approachable and worked with us to adjust our budget during the process. We highly recommend!

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Francisco Africano


It was great working with Jon, Flavia, and the team. Jon provided a reasonably priced quote, made some recommendations, and completed the project in a timely manner. I look forward to working with Land Designs by Colton again in the near future.

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Peter Ray


Jon has been terrific to work with. He listened to my concerns and vision for my landscaping. From there, he was able to propose options.

He has always delivered as promised. I didn’t need to worry about his professionalism or punctuality. What I wanted and agreed to, he did.

He’s a terrific person to talk to and sound off ideas. Also, he is not “pushy”, more pragmatic and helpful. As a small business owner myself, I understand that your integrity and reputation is paramount. Lands Designs by Colton has achieved that and I would recommend him to anyone I know, and I have!

Have The Home Landscape You've Always Wanted

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