A bed cleanup by Year Long will freshen up your beds to prepare for the next season. During the spring and fall, spent annuals and weeds will be removed. The beds will be raked smooth to prepare for mulch. Spent perennials and tall ornamental grasses will be cut back at the appropriate time. Small grasses will remain through winter for texture and contrast.
Over time, the UV rays from the sun will bleach the color out of your mulch. A bed cultivation brings the darker mulch from the bottom and rotates it to the top to refresh your beds during the summer. Bed cultivation extends the life of your mulch that was applied months before without the cost of fresh mulch.
The benefits don’t stop just with the aesthetic values. A bed cultivation will reduce water runoff and allow nutrients to get to the root zone of your plants. The aerating aspect is beneficial in letting the roots have more space to spread out and grow along with keeping the soil at the correct temperature.