How to Mulch Trees?

Bark Mulching Conserves Water!!

One of the best ways to conserve water in the garden  in the New England Climate (and other climates) is through the use of bark mulch.
Bark Mulch in Landscaping, around trees. MA

Bark Mulch is a layer of organic or inorganic material that is spread out on top of the soil to protect against erosion and conserve moisture. Both organic and inorganic mulches have many benefits, although organic mulch actually enriches the soil. Mulch helps plants maintain a more even soil temperature and prevents weed growth to reduce garden maintenance.

In addition, bark mulch gives your garden beds a neat, landscaped appearance.

How to Mulch Trees in Central Massachusetts, Worcester MA

Especially in the summer when the weather is hot and moisture evaporates quicker, a layer of mulch reduces evaporation by up to 35 percent, according to scientists with the University of California. Mulch has other benefits as well. It lowers soil temperature and, depending on the mulch material, it may provide nutrition to the soil. A mulch is made of a number of materials, organic and inorganic. Once you decide what type of mulch to use, it’s easy to mulch your trees.

Shredded bark makes an attractive mulch. Check out our selection of conserve water in the garden is through the use of bark mulch  online.

One of the best ways to conserve water in the garden is through the use of mulch.

Especially in the summer when the weather is hot and moisture evaporates quicker, a layer of mulch reduces evaporation by up to 35 percent, according to scientists with the University of California. Mulch has other benefits as well. It lowers soil temperature and, depending on the mulch material, it may provide nutrition to the soil. A mulch is made of a number of materials, organic and inorganic.

Once you decide what type of mulch to use, it’s easy to mulch your trees.

MULCH TYPES

Our hemlock bark mulch is a premium product in high demand. Rich, red brick color. Used around shrubs and next to lawns for excellent color contrast.

Our Hemlock Mix Bark Mulch is a blend of hemlock and pine and is a rich, red mulch.
Hemlock Mix Bark Mulch provides a bright accent around shrubs and trees and is
a popular alternative for customers that want a reasonably priced red mulch.

Red Cedar Bark Mulch is a blend of cedar and red non-toxic dye to give a bright red appeal. Exceptionally long lasting.

100% Brown Pine from Southern Maine. It is a darker brown mulch that holds a bit more moisture.

Black Pine Bark Mulch is a well aged blend of pine, spruce and fir bark
that is a rich, dark brown color used to accent brightly colored flowers. Outstanding accent when used next to brick buildings. Excellent organic matter.

Using Mulch Around Trees

Things You’ll Need

  • Mulch
  • Rake


Instructions

1. Remove weeds from under the tree’s canopy and 1 foot beyond the drip line.
2. Dump 3 inches of mulch on the soil, 6 inches from the tree’s trunk.

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3. Use the rake to spread the mulch, 1 foot beyond the tree’s drip line and completely surrounding the tree.
4. Rake up organic mulch and dispose of it every spring. Apply a fresh 3-inch layer.