Sunday, July 22, 2012
More Mulch Please
With these dry summer weather conditions, it is important to make sure you have adequate mulch around your trees.
Tree roots love to be mulched with a few inches of wood chips or composted leaves. Spread the mulch in an area a few to several feet around the trunk, depending on the size of the tree. If you have grass growing in the area you want to mulch, laying cardboard down first will help to prevent the grass from growing through the mulch. Some types of grass are particularly vigorous and may work their way back to the surface. Removing the grass as soon as possible is critical to controlling the grass.
To conserve even more water during summer, apply mulch while the soil is still well saturated with water to prevent it from drying out as rapidly. It is possible for the mulch to prevent overhead watering from reaching the roots during summer if irrigation is infrequent and shallow. That is one reason why we recommend deep, infrequent watering for most trees.
Should you have any questions about tree care during these harsh summer conditions, please contact us at Trees "R" Us, Inc. for an analysis of your trees and landscape. We can be reached through our website at www.treesrusinc.com or at 847-913-9069.
For top-quality and organic mulch in several varieties, contact our subsidiary, Organic Solutions, Inc.
Organic Solutions, Inc. can be reached at http://organicsolutionsinc.net/ or 847-366-8869.
Thanks for reading,