Mulching Fruit Trees.
Apples, pears, peaches, plums and cherries. Tree fruit should be mulched to the drip line with 6 to 8 inches of straw or hay in May. Mulch should be reapplied periodically and pulled away from trees at the end of August or early September. This will allow trees to File Size: 26KB. Perhaps the best way to ensure the success of a fruit tree is to mimic its natural environment.
In nature, leaves and branches fall to the forest floor, creating an organic mulch that provides numerous benefits to the growing tree. This mulch will protect the soil beneath the tree from drying out in the hot sun or washing away with heavy bushremover.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. A mulch needs to be put on at a depth of 4 and ½ to 6 inches for maximum moisture retention. Summer mulching around fruit trees is great for water conservation and helping the ground retain the moisture.
Place the mulch around the base of the tree trunk in a ring-shaped circle. Extend it.
This could be due to the work involved….
One of the most obvious reasons for mulching fruit trees is to suppress grass and other weeds that may compete with trees for water and other nutrients. Scything, mowing, weed whacking, or grazing can help control grass, too, but not always easily right under the tree.