April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 1

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Proper Mulching Techniques

Mulching is one of the most beneficial practices you can use for better tree health. Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to keep moisture consistent and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial acts a homeowner can do for the health of a tree. However, poor mulching materials and practices may have little, or even negative, impact on the trees in your landscape.

Benefits of Proper Mulching

  • Helps reduce soil moisture loss through evaporation
  • Helps control weed germination and growth
  • Insulates soil
  • Can improve soil biology, aeration, structure (aggregation of soil particles), and drainage over time
  • Can improve soil fertility as certain mulch types decompose
  • Inhibits certain plant diseases
  • Reduces the likelihood of tree damage
  • Gives planting beds a uniform, well-cared-for look

Trees growing in a natural forest environment have their roots anchored in a rich, well-aerated soil full of essential nutrients and soil microorganisms. The soil is blanketed by leaves, organic materials, and living organisms that replenish and recycle nutrients. This environment is optimal for root growth and mineral uptake. Urban landscapes and new developments, however, are typically harsher environments with poor quality soils, reduced organic matter, and large fluctuations in soil temperature and moisture. Applying a 1 to 3 inch layer of mulch can act like a more natural environment and improve plant health.

Going Forward With Your Tree Care
We look forward to helping you with all of your tree maintenance and tree trimming needs. When, and if, you have any questions about your trees, shrubs, or any other greenery on your property, we can help. We look forward to hearing from you soon because we are your Pasco tree removal specialists.

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