Advanced Micro Polymers Inc.

Natural Polymers to help preserve our environment

LANDSCAPING LIQUID MULCH

 
Controlling weeds around trees, bushes and in flower beds can be both labour intensive and difficult because the use of herbicides is prohibited in many jurisdictions. AMP153 (Home Landscaping) and AMP253 (City & Parks Landscaping) Liquid Mulch w specially designed to address the challenges of the landscaping industry.

 
This picture shows the comparison between AMP153 Liquid Mulch, Red colour (on the left) and wood chips (on the right). The picture was taken about 2 months after the mulches were applied. No textiles were used with either the Liquid Mulch or the wood chips. The application was done at the Landscape Ontario facility in Milton, Ontario during the summer of 2015.

Here are several reasons for you to use Liquid Mulch:

1. It is fast and easy to use

Simply pour the Liquid Mulch over the surface. It will flow around the plant stems, garden features and edging making an uninterrupted barrier with no spaces for weeds to grow. No cutting and fitting is required. A square meter (about 1.2 square yards) can be covered in about 15 seconds.

2. Significant weed reduction with less effort and without the use of chemical herbicides

The top surface of the Liquid Mulch film stays dry. Weed seeds that fall on top do not have enough moisture to germinate and often blow away in the wind. Plants grow better because there is less competition from weeds. This too results in less labour since the area does not have to be weeded as frequently. See the picture above.

3. Improved soil and fertilizer retention

The Liquid Mulch binds with the top layer of the soil. The dry film makes it harder for heavy rains to wash the soil away, especially on hills and slopes. Time release fertilizer in pellet form can be added under the Liquid Mulch film. This ensures that the plants receive nutrition throughout the season. The Liquid Mulch will hold the fertilizer pellets in place and out of sight, further reducing labour costs.

4. Improved water retention

Evaporation of water through the soil is less because of the Liquid Mulch film. This is an important feature in many areas with watering restrictions. Plants look better because of less stress caused by a lack of water.

5. It is easy to make changes in the landscape

Sometimes plants need to be replaced, old plants are removed or new plants are added to the landscape. This can be difficult when landscape fabric has been used or when there is a deep bed of wood mulch. It is easy to do when Liquid Mulch has been used. Simply make the desired changes. It is easy to shovel through the dry Liquid Mulch film. Any Liquid Mulch pieces in the soil will simply degrade. Then re-apply new Liquid Mulch to the affected area.

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