Ottawa Tree Mulching Services

TREE MULCHING BENEFITS

Prevents weeds

Retains moisture

Provides a nice buffer between equipment (mowers, weed wackers, etc) and tree trunks

Gives a finished look to the landscape

Mulch in a bag sitting beside tree

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

Additional Ottawa Tree Care Services

Trees marked and ready for removal

SUPPORT SYSTEMS (CABLING & BRACING)

School with nice trees

COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Arborist

ARBORIST REPORTS AND CONSULTING

trees fallen on property after storm damage

STORM DAMAGE CLEAN UP

Croft Tree employee carrying a tree

REGULAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

tree removal experts on job site

BRUSH CHIPPING