•Provides a nice buffer between equipment (mowers, weed wackers, etc) and tree trunks
•Gives a finished look to the landscape
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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.
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
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.
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