Ottawa Tree Mulching Services


Mulch is great for your trees, and is one of the most simple things you can do to keep your trees beautiful and happy. Croft Tree Experts offers 100% organic arborist mulch, which offers the greatest benefit to your trees and their surrounding environment. Our fresh arborist mulch chips are loaded with the nutrients that your plant roots seek and are superior to store-bought mulch chips which are typically made exclusively from waxy bark layers and not ideal for gardens.

Our arborist mulch chips are the by-product of tree work and includes mostly top-growth, making them ideal for your trees and garden. Arborist mulch compacts less than store-bought mulch, meaning you won’t end up with an impenetrable mat of mulch which prevents crucial moisture from reaching the roots. Make sure your trees have the best conditions to thrive in.

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a handful of mulch


Preventing The Growth Of Weeds

Mulch acts as a natural barrier, preventing most weeds from sprouting

Slowing The Evaporation Of Water

Mulch improves water retention which protects your soil from the sun

Controlling Temperature Fluctuations

Mulching insulates your soil, keep it cool or warm when needed

Promoting Soil Fertility

By slowly releasing organic nutrients into the soil, mulch promotes growth

Ensuring Roots Grow Stronger

With mulch, your trees aren’t competing for space, nutrients, and water

Making Your Trees Look Great

Mulch can be a great aesthetic touch to your landscaping and lawn


If you’re looking for quality mulch for your trees, the team of professional arborists at Croft Tree Experts have you covered. Our 100% organic mulch is full of nutrients which are sure to help grow a perfectly healthy tree. If you’re unfamiliar with how to properly mulch your tree, you can either look through our FAQ section for some common questions that we answer, or you can rely on our professional mulching services to give you hand with all your tree mulching needs.

Contact us today to get the highest quality mulch, get your trees professionally mulched, and to answer any other questions that you might have. The Croft Tree Experts are here to provide your tree with the best conditions to grow and to make sure that your yard looks great!

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How much mulch should I put around a tree?

Trees, especially young ones, typically benefit most from a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around their base. However, for the first 12 inches immediately surrounding the trunk, thin the mulch layer so that it just covers the soil. This will prevent the common problems associated with excessive mulching.

Should trees be mulched?

Mulch brings a number of benefits to your lawn and garden.

  • Mulch keeps moisture in the soil
  • Organic mulches break down and contribute to soil health
  • It helps with weed control
  • Mulch also prevents injury in winter, from erosion and from lawn mowers, etc.
  • Some wood mulch can repel fleas, ticks and other unwanted insects
Should old mulch be removed?

Removing old mulch is unnecessary. Mulch naturally breaks down, adding beneficial nutrients and other organic matter to the soil. However, adding new mulch on top of the old mulch is optimal for your trees.

When should you mulch trees?

End of winter and the middle of spring are the best times for applying mulch because soil temperatures are warm enough to encourage root growth. In most cases, you will only need to replace your mulch once a year.

What is the purpose of mulching?

Tree mulching is done to create a barrier against weeds that compete for light, nutrients, and water. Mulch also retains moisture, regulates the temperature of the soil, and is decorative touch that can improve the overall aesthetic of your property.

What do you need to do before applying mulch?

We recommend that you till the soil and that weeds are properly removed before applying a coat of mulch to your tree.

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