How Mulching Can Help Trees

Climate is one of the proofs of the word “change”. It always changes in a particular place and time. Because of that, other factors may also be affected like people, animals, plants and trees. During winter, the latter stop growing. They undergo a process called dormancy but the good news is there are tree services that are much helpful during this season, like mulching.

Mulching is one of the easiest, quickest, and most effective processes to do in order to protect and maintain the beauty of trees while mulch is the protective covering that is spread on top of the soil. Examples of mulch that are considered to be organic are the following: nut hulls, aged sawdust, straw, shredded leaves, aged manure, pine needles, evergreen branches and wood chips. It serves as protector of the ground especially during soil erosion and compaction from heavy rains. Also, it helps conserve moisture, increases the earthworm population, keeps the soil cooler in summer, improves soil texture, and increases soil fertility. Furthermore, mulching protect plants from the attacks of winter season. It is also healthy not only to the tree but also to the earthworms and other creatures that live in the soil. It can be applied in any situation and at any time of year.

Making mulch is not easy. You have to consider several factors in order to end up creating a good one. First, you have to observe the nutrient value. It’s good to pick one that will surely provide nutrient-rich humus as it decomposes. Second, a medium-textured mulch is the best. Coarse-textured materials may be too porous to hold adequate amounts of water. Third is the availability of materials on your community and fourth is the type of mulch. These types are grass clippings, hardwood bark, hardwood chips, composted leaf litter or leaf mold, animal manure, mushroom compost, peat moss, pine boughs, pine needles, sawdust, sewage sludge, shredded leaves, and straw. You have to choose for yourself the look that you desire.