Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter time mulching

Not surprisingly, nature has its own way of protecting trees and shrubs. If you walk through any wooded area at this time of year, you’ll notice that leaves, snow, fallen branches and other rubble have collected around the bases of trees and shrubs to form a natural mulch. This protective covering not only keeps the ground at a constant temperature and prevents the roots from heaving through the soil, but it also keeps moisture from evaporating from the soil. In addition, the biodegradable materials in the mulch eventually break down to enrich the soil around the plant.

To create your own mulch, cover the bases of your trees and shrubs with a layer of dry leaves about three or four inches deep. You may need to cover the mulch with fallen branches or chicken wire to keep it from blowing away. Try to leave a few inches between the mulch and the trunk so burrowing rodents won’t be tempted to chew on the tree bark.

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