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Mulching Around Trees

September 29th, 2011

Mulching Around Trees

Apply mulch to the soil surface around trees in the garden helps reduce water loss do to evaporation and creates favorable conditions for root growth. Trees like it and it can lower you water costs. Using mulch also reduces the chance of damage to trees trunk caused by mowers and string trimers and increases soil nutrients. The ideal mulching would be 3-4 inches deep and spread from the trunk to the edge of the drip line but the spread will depend on the space available in your garden landscape.