The Importance of Mulch – Tri Cities Mulching Tips

A newly planted tree’s best friend is mulch. It is very important to remember to mulch your tree after you have planted it.

Here are six great reasons mulch is important to the health of your trees:

  • Mulch helps to insulate the soil around the base of your tree
  • Mulch helps with water and moisture retention
  • Mulch helps to keep pesky weeds away.
  • Mulch helps to keep your soil loose and less compacted.
  • Mulch helps to reduce the amount of possible damage to your tree.
  • Steps to Adding Mulch Around Your Tree

Here are some great ideas and steps to add mulch around your tree:

  • Get as much mulch around the base of your tree as possible.
  • Create natural mulch such as wood chips or bark pieces approximately 3 to 4 inches deep within the circle of your tree.
  • Do not let the mulch come in contact with the base of the tree.
  • Learn how to properly water your trees.

You will want to create a good blend of mulch from different types of material. Some of the best kind of mulch will be to use fallen leaves from the tree itself. You can take the leaves and shred them into smaller pieces. If you don’t have a shredder, you can use your existing lawn mower.

Keep in mind that proper tree care begins when you pick a tree and what you do to your tree in its first couple years of life will affect its shape, strength, and its life span. By following these steps, you will make sure tree gets on the correct foot and keep it healthy throughout its life. We look forward to helping you with all of your tree maintenance needs. No matter where you live in the Tri-Cities, your tree maintenance needs are our priority.

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