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The Top 5 Benefits of Adding Mulch to Your Lawn

Whether you have a garden that you’ve been working on or a grove of trees and bushes that you’d like to keep in good condition, several things could go wrong in these areas. Fortunately, mulch is a good “one size fits all” solution. If you’re wondering how that could be, we’re sure this list of the top benefits of adding mulch to your lawn will show you.

It Controls Weeds

Nobody likes weeds in their yard, but they’re even worse if they end up in your garden. Many weed killers exist on the market, but mulch is an excellent option if you want to try a more natural alternative.

Unfortunately, it won’t kill the weeds directly, but since it blocks sunlight from reaching the soil, it’ll stop new ones from growing. That also means that you’ll need to clear the mulch anytime you put in a new plant, but once it begins to sprout, you can push the mulch back in place.

It Helps Retain Moisture

Since mulch blocks out a lot of the direct sunlight, this will also help the ground it covers retain more water. Even after a good thunderstorm, the sun can evaporate much of the water that hasn’t thoroughly soaked into the soil. Mulch helps prevent that from happening.

Of course, you could end up drowning your plants a bit after heavy rainfall. That’s why installing a yard drainage system is a good idea, especially if you live in Baton Rouge, LA, since we get a lot of rain down here.

It Can Deter Certain Pests

Let’s start this point by clarifying that mulch won’t stop birds or rabbits. If those are the pests you’re dealing with, you’ll need to find a different solution. However, many bugs such as beetles and cockroaches don’t enjoy the scents of certain types of mulch, like those made from cedar and cypress. Before buying some bags of mulch for yourself, read into which kinds of bugs they help deter or ask a store associate for some assistance.

It Protects Against Extreme Temperatures

As previously mentioned, mulch can block out a lot of the sunlight that would typically reach the topsoil of your yard or garden. That means it’ll be easier to regulate the temperature of the ground by using it. It’s possible for your garden to get too hot, which can be detrimental to certain plants, so the mulch will make it easier for them to thrive.

This also works in colder situations. Mulch is very good at preventing frost, and if it’s layered well enough, it can even stop the occasional freeze. This will give your plants a little more time to thrive before the coming winter.

It Looks Good

Our final benefit for adding mulch to sections of your yard is more of a personal one, but it’s hard to deny that a well-mulched yard looks great. Mulch helps add color and uniformity to your groves of trees and gardens full of flowers and vegetables. Plus, it doesn’t die like grass, so it’ll look good all year.


At Hernandez Lawnscape, your satisfaction is our highest priority. We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with every project and service that offer.

To ensure this level of satisfaction, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are ever not 100% Satisfied with our work, simply contact us and we will make it right Free of Charge. That’s how sure we are that you will love the work we do.



We work with clients large and small.
Whether you are a residential customer who needs a weekly lawn mowing, or a commercial client who needs regular maintenance. We have you covered!

Jamie W.

Jamie W.

"I approached Mr. Hernandez several years ago (2014?) whenever I saw the detailed work he was doing at my neighbor's house. After talking with him for just a minute, I felt confident that his business was right for me. Since that day, he has been maintaining my lawn and my grandmother's, and a couple of years ago he began maintaining my parents' property, as well. ... I could not be more pleased with Hernandez Lawnscape. Excellent service all around...5 stars!"

Sonya Aydell

Sonya Aydell

“They have provided lawn care for us for about three years. We couldn’t ask for better workers. They always go a step beyond what I expect and consistently provide excellent service. Mr. Hernandez is honest and trustworthy and provides strong leadership for his company. I highly recommend his company.”

Raul Zarazua

Raul Zarazua

"I have been using them for over 5 years. They are honest, responsible and good people to work with. Mr. Hernandez is always fair and follows through with his projects."

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn

"Gerrardo Has been 100% reliable and does a great job on my lawn!"

Charlene Diaz

Charlene Diaz

"I have been using Hernandez Landscaping for a few years now and he always does a great job!! Highly recommend!!"

Josue Lopez

Josue Lopez

"Mr. Hernandez has done an incredible job. He has served my family and I landscaping needs for a long time now. If you are looking to keep a well manicured lawn, this is the company for you. I absolutely recommend them. Thank you Mr. Hernandez for all you do."

Christy Reeves

Christy Reeves

"We used Hernandez Lawnscape to clean up our lawn after the winter months and provide regular maintenance for our yard. They were outstanding. Very responsive and thorough. But the value was also outstanding. A fair price for the work. I like that they take a lot of pride in their work and want to be sure the customer is happy. I am very pleased and will continue to use them for as long as they maintain this high quality workmanship."


Glen Kirby

"Crew showed up when they were supposed to. They have a lot of knowledge about plants and did a great job trimming and cleaning up our flower beds. They also trimmed out trees and cleaned up the mess quite well. I am very happy with their work and the conversations we have had. They had quoted me an extremely fair price for the work they were to do and they did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this company for all your landscaping needs!"

Our Service Area

Hernandez Lawnscape services Baton Rouge neighborhoods like Lafitte Hill, Highland Lakes, Oakbrook, Goodwood West, Meadowpark, Riverbend, South Baton Rouge, Pollard Estates, & Capital Heights as well as the surrounding area like Prarieville, Shenandoah and beyond. Unsure if we service your area? Give us a call and speak with one of our expert staff. They will be glad to check your address, and if you are in our area, schedule service for any of your lawn care needs!

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