There are many ways to increase the health of trees that you plant around your property. Depending on the type of tree you are planting, there are a wide variety of upkeep methods and tips. But one pretty universal tip, regardless of the type of tree you are planting, is to place mulch around the tree. Why?
Mulch Prevents Plant Growth
One of the biggest problems that will arise when planting a tree is the growth of other plants and weeds around the tree. This is bad due to the excess plants taking up needed water and nutrients that should be going to your tree. By putting mulch around your tree, you are ensuring that there is, in essence, a buffer between your tree and its “feeding zone” & the rest of your yard. Another added benefit is that having clean treescapes without excess weeds or outgrowth helps increase your property value for the future.
Mulch Acts As A Buffer
While we just touched on mulch acting as a buffer of sorts from excess plant and weed growth, it also acts as a buffer for hot and cold weather by insulating the area around the tree. Especially with trees that are only a few years old, it is important to keep the area around the roots regulated and at a neutral temperature as you can so that your tree can grow strong without the adverse effects of the elements.
Mulch Maintains Moisture
Mulch helps to keep in and absorb moisture that growing trees desperately need. By placing mulch around your tree, you are creating a bed where water can stay longer and be absorbed by the roots, especially during seasons when natural rains may be harder to come by.
By placing mulch around your tree, you are providing instant benefits to your tree. If you have any questions about tree or yard care, feel free to contact one of our experts at G&R Tree Service today! G&R specializes in Staten Island Tree Care and Staten Island Tree Maintenance amongst other tree-specific services.