Sparta, Georgia

Why Mulching Your Trees Is So Important February 9, 2017

Sparta, Hancock
Why Mulching Your Trees Is So Important, Sparta, Georgia

Trees are one of the most valuable assets of any given property. It takes years for shade trees to mature, and if you are lucky enough to have tall foliage on your land, it’s crucial to keep up with maintenance. If you don’t have any, you can plant young trees and nurture them to add value to your property. 

Mulching is a simple and surefire way to help these large plants thrive. If you’ve yet to complete this task, Tidwell's Tree Service of Macon, GA, is happy to explain the process and its lasting advantages.

Here are four significant benefits of mulching your trees:

  • Water Conservation: A layer of mulch three to four inches thick will lock water into the soil around your tree and keep its roots moist. In turn, you can save water and keep your trees hydrated—even in the midst of a dry spell.
  • mulchingSoil Insulation: Mulching creates an even temperature throughout the soil around your tree, which prevents the development of frost heaves. In cold weather, these formations can force trees out of the ground. Mulching also protects against cracking due to frequent freezing and thawing.
  • Trunk Protection: Add a circle of mulch at least three feet in diameter to protect your tree trunk from the encroaching lawn. In addition to alleviating the competition for nutrients between your grass and foliage, you can lessen the risk of harming each tree when you mow or trim your lawn.
  • Weed Prevention: Covering the soil with mulch keeps stray seeds from germinating and growing. Not only are weeds unsightly, but they can also steal valuable nutrients from your trees.

If you’re ready to begin the mulching process but need help getting started, call Tidwell's Tree Service in Macon at (478) 452-0234. You can also visit the website for more information on their tree removal and maintenance services.

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