Mulching your landscape beds annually provides numerous benefits that go well beyond aesthetics. Mulch is a protective layer that is applied on top of soil. As you will see it acts as barrier that helps with weed control, retaining moisture, soil nutrition and overall beautification. Whether you use organic and inorganic mulch it’s important to reapply it every year. On average mulch decomposes annually. The good news is that, as a rule of thumb, when reapplying mulch it usually only requires about half of the amount of the initial installation. Many different types of mulch exist. Depending on your landscape layout and design we can match a mulch color and consistency that will complete your landscape.

Benefits of Mulching

  • Erosion control. It helps to control water runoff.
  • Minimizes compaction. Like lawns, plant materials require oxygen and water at the root level. This helps to ensure against soil compaction.
  • Moisture retention. It reduces evaporation ensuring plant receive need water.
  • More consistent soil temperature. This is especially important for winter freezes.
  • Weed control. Many believe this is the biggest benefit. A layer of mulch reduces weed growth.
  • Allows fruits and vegetable to remain clean.
  • Have clean feet. This is a nice plus when entering beds while moisture is present.
  • Beautification. A freshly mulched bed is beautiful.

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Did you know...

  1. We are licensed irrigators and back flow testers by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  2. We are licensed commercial applicators by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
  3. V.F. Landscape is also enrolled in the E-Verify program with the federal government that checks the work eligibility of employees.


VFLandscape has been providing outstanding customized service to our clients for over 30 years. This has earned us the reputation of one of Houston's premier residential and commercial landscape companies. As a full-service landscape company, we provide a one-stop shop for all areas of landscaping including design, maintenance, construction, irrigation, custom walkways, exterior painting, drainage installation, outdoor rooms, wood and metal fences, decks and patios, mosquito systems, water features and lighting for residential clients. As each of our clients has different needs, all of our designs and concepts are customized to satisfy each customer in a unique way.

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V.F. Landscape Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 773107
Houston, TX 77215
(713) 781-6099