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4 Benefits of Mulching Around Trees

by Caitlin Erickson on September 9, 2014
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There are 4 main benefits of mulching around trees. Not only is it aesthetically appealing, but mulch also helps to protect your trees and landscape.

1. Make caring for your yard easier.

Unprotected trees can be a nuisance when caring for your turf. Mowers and string trimmers are able to nick and damage trees no matter how much you or your Chesterfield lawn maintenance company avoids them. Placing mulch rings around your tree will make any lawn care process easier for you and your lawn maintenance crew.

Tree Rings Ready

2. Protect your trees.

Mulch is the best thing you can do for your trees if done correctly. Mulch rings protect the tree by conserving moisture, insulating the roots, and keeping them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Mulching around trees will also provide bare trunks and surface roots defense from mowers and string trimmers. When mulching around trees be careful to avoid piling the mulch to deeply or creating mulch volcanoes which can do more harm than good!

Trees that need tree rings

3. Bring attention to your yard.

Mulch rings with a crisp edge give your yard a clean manicured look. Your neighbors will be envious of your fresh mulch and edge around the trees year after year. Mulch rings also provide opportunity for additional planting space.

mulching around tree rings

4. Eliminate weeds and thin grass around trees.

Is the thin grass around your trees a concern to you? It is difficult to grow grass around trees because of the shade and the soil content. Mulch rings will eliminate this concern immediately around the tree. It will also reduce the amount of weeds around the tree. A bed maintenance program or weed pulling is still recommended as weeds still find their way to the surface of the mulch.

Tree rings to clean and establish edges

If you think it is time to put mulch rings around your trees, let us know and we can help!

Dowco is the premier provider of lawn care and landscape maintenance services. We are committed to improving the quality of your life so that you can spend time doing the things you want to do! Our full service menu includes weekly maintenance of your property, plant health visits, and modern site enhancements.

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Topics: Winter Season Maintenance, Seasonal Yard Maintenance, Turf Care, Tree & Shrub Care, Dowco Specific