Mulching a newly planted tree is a must. What does mulching do? Several very important things. It helps retain moisture. It keeps mower decks and weed whips away from the tender bark of a tree (one of the biggest causes of death in young trees) and it prevents competition from weeds and grass.
Once again it is time to think about a few simple ways to protect your valuable trees. First, sine it has been fairly dry the last 4-5 weeks, water your trees thoroughly once a week until a series of good heavy rains in a 7-10 day period restore the moisture levels. A well hydrated tree … Continue Reading ››