When to install mulch in spring

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by redbirdsaaa, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. redbirdsaaa

    redbirdsaaa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    What is the consensus of when is the proper time to put down mulch in the South? Is mid February too early? Please let me know when everyone installs spring mulch.
  2. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 556

    For me it will not be until mid april but I am no longer in the south. . What are your temps in Mid feb will you expect more snow/ice. If I was back in Texas I would start putting mulch down in last week of Feb first week of march. But some would start before me and others after me. I was in the Tyler Texas area.
  3. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    I would do mulch after your clean ups are done
    and depending what tree's you have around pollen might be a concern
    wait till it's down then start mulching
    but early spring is the best time if there's not much work
    and if your done your spring clean ups. start mulching before the grass starts growing and your back to weeky cuts
    also like Packey said what about snow/ice and freezing temps ?
    once your clear of that it's open season
    happy mulching!

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