Outdoor ornamentals trees and shrubs and containerized plants.
Nov 07, Keep in mind that you will be laying mulch in a inch layer when calculating how much you will need. When applying mulch, do not mulch all the way up to the base of the tree or plant. Leave a gap. Starting at about 1” for smaller plants, that unmulched space grows to about a foot for a large tree. Types of Mulch. Jun 15, Ideally, you should mulch your plants when nighttime temperatures are consistently at or below freezing, regardless of the time of year.
Mulching plants in winter temperatures helps insulate them from rapid freezing and thawing, which can cause shallow rooted plants and bulbs to heave out of the ground and may bust delicate bushremover.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Jun 13, Place a mulch layer of about 4 to 8 inches ( to cm) around your tree's base but do not let it touch your tree's trunk, and spread the mulch at least 2 feet ( m) out from the trunk. Mulch will protect your tree's surrounding soil from frost and help provide moisture for your tree's root system by retaining water%(86). Some people wait until the ground is frozen to apply mulch in the fall or winter. For areas which need mulch, I keep mulch in place year round mostly for moisture retention and moderation of soil temperature.
Remember – the goal is to vegetate areas with plants. Mulch is just a placeholder. Please post your thoughts about mulch – what do you use and how do you use it? From Kim Eierman at EcoBeneficial!
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