The last thing any of us want is another chore to perform. But we also don’t want to see our trees suffer, become damaged, or die. So keeping that in mind, it makes sense to add just one more small chore to your to-do list. If you haven’t mulched around the base of your trees yet, there are five really great reasons to do that now.
Reduce erosion and water evaporation. Mulching around the base of your trees will help to reduce erosion. You will also retain more water in the soil around the roots, so that your tree is less likely to suffer from drought. You might not have to water them as often either.
Retain nutrients in the soil. When you reduce soil erosion at the base of your trees, you also retain more nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in the soil.
Maintain a more consistent temperature around the tree’s roots. Stable temperature means a healthier tree. Mulching around your tree’s roots will keep the roots cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter, so that extreme temperatures don’t harm them.
Reduce weeds at the base of your tree. Mulch always reduces weeds. Placing it around the base of your trees will mean you don’t have to weedeat close to the trunks and risk damaging them. Plus, it’s less time spent weeding!
Double your tree’s growth rate. For all of the above reasons, mulching around the base of trees will help them stay healthy. And a healthy tree grows up to twice as fast! Therefore mulch is important around any tree, but especially young saplings that you hope to get established quickly.
Yes, mulching aorund the base of your trees is yet another household chore to perform. But it will save you time in other ways, and most importantly, it can save your trees. But if you do have questions about a tree’s health, or need tree trimming or removal services, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.