Are you mulching around your trees the right way? This video from Stihl shows you how to properly mulch around trees and plants. Some of the most common mistakes when mulching are addressed in this video which can be really helpful.
Mulching is a practice that is used to help trees and other plants retain moisture. It also helps to fight back weeds and can replenish the soil with nutrients.
Many people think of mulching as a decorative touch, but it has a very functional purpose as well.
There are two types of mulch that you can use, either organic or inorganic. Inorganic mulches include stone, lava rock, and pulverized rubber. Organic mulches include wood chips, pine needles, hardwood and softwood, cocoa hulls, compost mixes, and plant products. The video explains the difference between the two types and states that more growers recommend organic mulch.
This video also explains how to measure the depth of your mulch beforehand and determine how deep the material that you choose should be spread. Be sure to rake over your mulch to blend together the old material with the new. Also, be mindful of how far out you are laying your mulch.