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Learning How To Properly Mulch Can Save Your Trees

Mulches have become a standard element of most landscape plantings. Mulches are commonly used to enhance the beauty of landscapes, suppress weeds, conserve soil moisture, and buffer plants from the damaging effects of traffic and lawn equipment.

Proper mulching is one of the best ways to promote vigorous root growth and tree health. Mulching mimics the natural environment found in forests where leaves and branches blanket the soil surface, replenishing nutrients as they decompose and creating an ideal environment for root growth.

However, excessive or improperly applied mulch can adversely aff...


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