- Bark Blowing
Ground-FX provides bark blowing services in Idaho and the Treasure Valley.
Bark or mulch improves the appearance of yards and beds by giving it a complete, attractive and finished appeal that everyone desires to enhance the beauty, uniformity, color and texture of their landscape. Using a Bark Blowing service to spread the bark / mulch can not only save time and money, but provide for a smooth and clean application. There is no need for messy piles, sloppy labor or inconsistent distribution. In addition to a multitude of benefits that are achieved by mulching, there is no comparison to the quality in cosmetics that are achieved by utilizing a Bark Blowing service.
We can reach those hard to reach areas like steep slopes, inaccessible areas, remote areas or where a wheelbarrow or like equipment would cause soil damage or extensive mess. The Ground-FX Bark Blowing makes it easy to deliver a variety of different ground covers, including mulch, compost, and more, to either a residential or commercial site without any harm to the existing area. Our machines are equipped with an extensive amount hose to reach distant areas and can spread large quantities in a fraction of the time it would take a person with a pitch fork and a wheelbarrow.
One of the most important attributes of mulching is the long-lasting affect it has on the health and protection of the soil, trees, plants, and flowers it shields and safeguards. Mulch protects soil from baking and drying out by altering the soil temperature and serving as an insulator to accommodate the surfaces needs in both the summer and winter seasons. It also serves in the reduction of soil compaction by acting as a buffer layer from heavy rains, equipment and people. Mulch also prevents soil crusting by allowing water to penetrate into the soil for absorption and movement. Mulching is extremely important in reducing the growth of weeds and other soil-borne diseases from intruding plants. These same mulches also add nutrients to the soil which helps improve the soil structure and plant growth. Mulch keeps fruits and vegetables clean and thwarts damage from lawn equipment.
One of the best advantages of mulching is its ability to retain soil moisture allowing water to penetrate the soil, reduce evaporation, prevent erosion and drought and minimize the need for manual watering. This is especially crucial in times of dry weather and as an effort to reduce manual labor.
Mulch is also a great additive in controlling erosion with the creation of a protective layer deterring wind and water from slowly wearing away at the soil’s surface. Creating berms of mulch or compost is also a great way to reduce hillside runoff.