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What is mulch?
Mulch is simply materials placed over the surface of soil. There are several reasons to apply mulch, which include improving the aesthetics of your landscape, improving soil conditions, stopping weeds from growing, and protecting the area from foot traffic.
Let’s first discuss the importance of soil structure. Often in urban areas, soil lacks some very basic nutrients, which makes it extremely difficult for trees to thrive, let alone grow. By providing a nice layer of organic material, over time it breaks down, and give the soil and trees a needed boost of nutrients. It also mimics the environment naturally as branches and leaves, and other organic material falls in a forest to decompose and replace much needed nutrients. This helps to create the best environment for root growth. Typically, the layer of mulch should be between 2-4 inches. Through a lot of research by Vacaville Tree Service, we have found that mulching is the most beneficial thing you can do for tree health.
What types of mulches are available?
There are two form of mulch, organic and inorganic. Vacaville Tree Service approves of organic mulches, which include pine needles, wood chips, leaves, compost mixes, and tree bark. As these elements decompose, valuable nutrients are made available for your trees. Be sure to know how often to reapply mulch because organic mulches decompose at different rates. Inorganic mulches consist of stone chips, rock, gravel, and believe it or not, rubber. But, it is pretty obvious these types of mulches will not give you the nutrients you desire for your tree to grow.
What are the benefits of mulching?
We hope you have learned something new from this message by Vacaville Tree Service. If you have any questions or need help with tree service, give us a call. You can also visit our website at http://treeservicevacaville.com. Thanks for stopping by! More to come soon!
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