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The Importance of Mulching

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

Mulch is important to your tree's health because: 

  • Mulch insulates the soil helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold temperatures. 

  • Mulch retains water helping to keep the roots moist. 

  • Mulch keeps weeds out to help prevent root competition. 

  • Mulch Prevents soil compaction. 

  • Mulch reduces lawn mower damage. 

Steps to Adding Mulch Around Your Tree: 

  1. Add mulch to the base of your tree by removing any grass within a 3 to 10 foot area depending on the size of your tree. 

  2. Pour mulch such as wood chips or bark 2-4 inches deep within the circle. 

  3. Keep the mulch from touching the truck