If you plan to sell your home or simply want yours to be the most beautiful on the block, you’ll likely need to invest in some property improvements this spring. Landscaping, of course, is one of the most effective ways to make your property look its best. Spending as little as 5% of your home’s value on these outdoor property improvements may yield an ROI of as much as 150%. But while you might think about installing new walkways or planting new trees, there’s an even easier way to improve the look and function of your outdoor space: barkdust. Let’s take a closer look at some questions you might have about this material and why it’s used.
What’s the Difference Between Barkdust and Compost (Garden Mulch)?
Barkdust specialists hear this one all the time. Although barkdust and compost may look similar in texture, they’re actually quite different. Compost is created from various organic materials like leaves, grasses, compost, or bark (in some cases). These materials are decaying and are spread around plants in order to provide valuable soil nutrients and encourage healthy growth. Barkdust, on the other hand, is made completely from ground up tree bark. It’s used to control weed growth, to reduce soil acidity, to make soil temperature more consistent, and to prevent erosion. Both compost and barkdust can also be used to address the visual appeal of a yard or other outdoor space. Each one can provide important property improvements, but they are not interchangeable materials.
How is Barkdust and Compost Applied?
When you purchase bags of bark or compost, you can apply it to your yard yourself. In contrast, barkdust blowing requires a professional touch. This material is actually blown onto the desired areas of your property. Keep in mind that this process can be a bit messy and loud, so you should keep windows and doors shut during the process. After the desired effect has been achieved, we’ll clean up any stray materials and ensure your property looks amazing!
What Are the Benefits of Bark Blowing?
In addition to improving the quality of your soil and providing an attractive look, barkdust will also retain its look and function for a considerable period.
Ready to get started on improving your property? We’re here to help. To learn more, please contact our barkdust specialists today.