Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to properly water and mulch a tree.

Contrary to common belief, most of a tree's water-absorbing roots are within the first few inches of soil and extend 1.5 to 4 times wider than the width of the tree's canopy.  Roots do not mirror the above-ground portion of a tree.  Supplemental waterings should cover as much of the root area as possible.  As a general guideline, water the entire area below a tree's canopy, also called the drip line of a tree.  This are may extend several dozens feet away from the trunk for larger trees.  Avoid repeatedly wetting the trucks of trees or keeping tree trunks wet for prolonged periods.

Mulching trees is one of the best ways to keep trees healthy ad drought resistant.  The benefits include improved water percolation into soil, decreased water evaporation, soil temperature moderation, and reduced competition with turf.

Add a 3 inch layer of organic mulch to the entire root area of a tree.  Do not place mulch against the trunk.  For the best organic mulch in the Chicagoland area, visit or call us at 847-366-8869.  We offer the best mulch at the most competitive prices.

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