Naperville Installation Services and Mulch Delivery

Mulch promotes soil nutrition, prevents the growth of weeds, and reduces the risk of compacted soil when it rains. But mulching is a ton of hard work. The landscape specialists at Ware Landscaping can deliver and install mulch on your Naperville property, so you don’t have to.

We’ve been helping residential and commercial property owners keep their landscaping in beautiful condition since 2000. A luscious green lawn and pristine gardens add curb appeal and boost the value of your home or business. Forget about complicated DIY projects and let our experts go to work for you.

Gardener planting seeds

At Ware Landscaping, we know your backyard is a place to unwind after a long day, or where you spend quality time with family or friends. It should be inviting and leave a lasting impression on your neighbors and guests. When you hire us, we listen to your needs and determine how best to fulfill them.

You can depend on our team to deliver the right type of mulch that keeps your garden healthy. We’ll help create an oasis for you and your family to enjoy on a warm summer day. For a free quote or to find out more about our services, call us at (630) 885-6370.

Mulch Delivery and Installation Benefits

Mulch not only keeps your plants healthy but also can add to the aesthetic appeal of your landscaping. Mulch on your soil acts as a protective barrier, keeping weeds at bay and preventing soil from being washed away in the rain. When you hire our Naperville mulch installation experts, you’ll reap the following benefits:

  • Weed control – Mulch can act as a filler in the open spaces around your property and limit weeds from receiving direct sunlight necessary to grow.
  • Minimizing soil erosion – Mulch traps water in the soil and prevents the rain from washing soil away. Your landscaping will keep its shape and stay perfectly in place.
  • Retaining moisture – Organic and non-organic mulch can retain moisture and slow evaporation. Organic mulch also absorbs water well. This means your flowers can thrive, especially during droughts and the hot summer months.
  • Cost savings– Installing mulch is an inexpensive way to improve your property’s curb appeal.
  • Pest control – Specific kinds of mulch can deter insects and other pests from taking over your landscaped areas. For example, cedar bark contains natural oils that can repel insects, so your garden doesn’t seem so inviting to them.
  • Maintaining nutrients – As organic mulch decomposes into the soil, it releases nutrients your plants need to flourish.
  • Polished property – Adding mulch to any part of your property can fill in empty spaces and complete the look of landscaped areas.
  • Creating a barrier – Mulch can separate your garden from the rest of your lawn by acting as a barrier. You could place stone pavers or bricks along the edge to further distinguish your landscaping from other parts of the property.

Whatever the reason for choosing mulch installation services for your backyard or commercial property, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular landscaping choice. Its many benefits and attractive appearance can transform your lawn into the manicured, well-maintained space you’ve always wanted.

Gardener watering her plants

Types of Mulch

There are two basic types of mulch to choose from: organic and inorganic. The option you choose depends on your specific needs. Organic mulches contain natural materials, such as straw, chopped leaves, compost, shredded bark, sawdust, grass clippings, or pine needles. Inorganic mulches are made from geotextiles and black plastic.

Both can keep weeds away from your garden, but only organic types will nourish the soil while decomposing. On the other hand, inorganic mulches can warm the soil and radiate heat to keep vegetables healthy.

Organic Mulch

  • Wood chips, nuggets, or bark – Aged and dried paper and lumber byproducts. Hardwood is perfect around shrubs, trees, and perennial beds. Softwood is also a good choice to use around shrubs and large trees.
  • Straw – Barley, wheat, or oat straw is an ideal choice for a newly planted lawn. The mulch will prevent the seeds from washing away in the rain and deter rodents and birds that want to eat them. It also provides a crisp, clean look while maintaining moisture in the soil.
  • Shredded leaves or grass clippings – This type of mulch will add essential nutrients the soil needs during decomposition. It’s also useful in controlling weeds and preserving moisture. They look great in flowerbeds and vegetable gardens.
  • Compost – Composted animal manure works well to enrich the soil. Combining it with another organic mulch can keep it moist and maintain the health of your flowers or vegetables.

Inorganic Mulch

  • Rock – Crushed gravel, lava rock, or marble chips don’t break down, making this a popular mulch choice to use in walkways and paths through a garden. This mulch is also perfect for someone on a budget. It only requires a one-time installation, and maintenance is a breeze.
  • Plastic – Black plastic absorbs heat from the sun and transfers it to the soil underneath. It can protect crops from rotting and prevents weeds from growing. It’s also great at retaining moisture in the soil.
  • Landscape fabrics – Also called geotextiles, are perfect for a long-lasting mulch that can keep weeds away and allow water and air to permeate to the soil.

A person mulching a flower bed with pine tree


What is the best time to put down mulch?

The best time for putting down new mulch is mid-to-late spring. This lets your plants and seedlings get off to a good start at the beginning of the season. It’s crucial that you put just the right amount of mulch, as too much could make it impossible for new plants to penetrate. When in doubt, put a little less than you think you’ll need. You can always add more mulch later on.

If you’re unsure when the best time to mulch is or how to do it properly, you can also call mulch delivery and installation experts. Our Naperville landscapers can help ensure the job gets done right.

How often should you put mulch down?

Typically, you shouldn’t have to put down mulch more than twice per year. Most home and business owners can get away with doing it once per year. The best time to do it is in spring, right before the growing season starts. Some property owners opt for mulching in the fall, however.

If you hire professional landscaping contractors to help you, you can be sure you install the right kind of mulch for your outdoor space, at the right time of the year.

What is the best mulch for northern Illinois?

The perfect mulch for your yard depends on your terrain and climate. The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois suggests using shredded hardwood, shredded cypress, arborist chips. Look for wood chips from local tree companies to ensure they’re optimized for your lawn.

To ensure you get the best type of mulch for your lawn, consider working with mulch delivery and installation specialists. They’ll not only know which materials work best for your lawn, but they also can also install it properly.

Contact Ware Landscaping For Your Free Quote

We can deliver mulch in Naperville and its surroundings that will work best for your property and install it for you so you don’t have to lift a finger. We aim to provide dependable services to our clients throughout Illinois at attractive prices. 

When you hire us, our team will be available to answer all your mulch-related questions and address your concerns. We can determine the best mulch options to match your needs and complement the look of your property. You will love the benefits the right mulch provides while adding a pleasing visual quality to any landscaping.

For a free quote, contact Ware Landscaping at (630) 885-6370. Our team is available 24/7 to take your call and discuss the services we offer. We can deliver, install, and maintain your mulch, so your Naperville property stays in pristine condition all year long.