The Importance of Tree Mulching for Developing Trees

Give Your Trees Proper Care!

While nutrients are either fat- or water-soluble for individuals, water provides all the nutrients that trees require. Mulches are arguably the finest way to fertilize a young tree since they deliver slow-release nutrients that percolate down to the roots with rain and keep that moisture for the trees to use. Here’s why tree mulching is vital:

Mulch keeps moisture in the soil.

Mulch aids in lowering the amount of moisture loss from the soil. Up to 80% of the additional soil moisture can be retained by mulch. This is particularly crucial if you reside in a dry climate because it promotes water conservation. The soil will lose less water if you keep it out of direct sunshine. Additionally, organic mulches lessen the force of rainfall so that water can penetrate the soil more effectively.

Mulch controls root temperature.

Variations in temperature can hinder and retard tree growth. Mulch functions as a constant insulator for trees by keeping the soil warm in the winter and cool in the summer, assisting in the regulation of significant temperature variations and promoting better growth. Ground-insulating mulches are particularly effective for protecting the soil beneath evergreens from freezing so that their roots can collect moisture in the winter and for extending the root growth of newly planted trees and shrubs.

Mulch lessens compacted soil.

When soil particles are compressed together, the amount of pore space between them is reduced, making the soil denser. This makes it harder for the soil to absorb and discharge water, which in turn has an impact on the tree’s health. Mulches shield soils from the elements that directly cause root stress and poor plant health, such as wind, water, traffic-induced compaction, erosion, and erosion. The tree will be protected by a thick layer of organic mulch that has been spread to lessen soil compaction.

If you are looking for a professional tree mulching service, you can trust Grounds Maintenance Plus, LLC to do a great job. We are based in the Milford, CT area. To speak with us, call us at (203) 410-1605.