June is the official start of summer and the perfect time to enhance your garden’s beauty and health. During summer, plants and soil need extra care as the sun shines brighter and days grow longer. Mercury Mulch of Hampton, Virginia, offers a variety of products that can help you achieve a lush, vibrant garden this month. Make the most of summer gardening with the help of Mercury Mulch.

Young cabbage grows in raised beds filled with nutrient-rich topsoil and mulch.

The Importance of Mulch

Mulching is one of the most beneficial practices for your garden during the summer. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. As it decomposes, mulch adds essential nutrients back into the soil. Mercury Mulch offers natural mulch, which is ideal for a classic, earthy look, and color-treated mulch. Dyed mulch is available in various colors to match your garden aesthetic while providing the same benefits as natural mulch. When applying mulch, ensure a 2-4-inch layer around plants. Avoid piling it directly against the trunks to prevent rot.

Topsoil and Compost: The Nutrient Boost

Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving garden. Mercury Mulch offers premium topsoil blends and rich compost to enhance garden beds. We recommend our Mercury Mix, a proprietary blend of topsoil, micronutrients, and macronutrients necessary for a thriving garden. Mixing compost into your soil at the start of the season ensures that your plants have a steady supply of nutrients throughout the summer.

Summer Gardening Tips

Our team has been helping residents and businesses in Hampton, Virginia, and nearby areas like Newport NewsPoquosonYork CountyNorfolkVirginia BeachChesapeake, and Isle of Wight with their landscape and garden needs for nearly three decades. Over the years, we have gathered several tips and tricks for the best summer garden. 

  • Watering: Early morning is the best time to water your plants to reduce evaporation and allow foliage to dry before evening, preventing fungal diseases.

  • Pruning: Remove dead or diseased branches to encourage healthy new growth.

  • Fertilizing: Use organic fertilizers to provide a steady supply of nutrients.

  • Pest Control: Look for common summer pests like aphids and caterpillars. Use natural pest control methods or products recommended by local gardening experts.

Why Choose Mercury Mulch?

Mercury Mulch has been serving the Hampton area since 1999, providing high-quality landscaping materials and exceptional customer service. Our knowledgeable team can help you choose the right products for your garden’s needs, ensuring your outdoor space looks beautiful and thrives throughout the summer. Invest in quality mulch, topsoil, and compost from Mercury Mulch and create a stunning garden that withstands the summer heat and continues to flourish all summer. Contact us today at (757) 219-2033 and enjoy a vibrant and healthy garden this summer!