Which Kind of Mulch is Best for Fruit Trees?
To cultivate a beautiful and productive fruit tree, you'll need a good mulch. Mulch has many benefits for just about any kind of planting.
A high-quality mulch can do the following for your plantings:
- Prevent weed growth
- Keep soil properly moistened
- Regulate soil temperature
- Protect plant from disease and pests
- Provide nutrients to the soil
Stay Away From These Mulches!
An inorganic mulch such as one made from crushed stone isn't a good choice for fruit trees. These kinds of mulches can reflect a lot of heat onto the tree. On the other hand, many untreated organic mulches, when stored improperly, can break down into highly acidic mixes that could harm your plant.
Choosing A Mulch For Your Fruit Tree
You have two broad categories to choose from when selecting a mulch for your tree: long-lasting or easy to find.
Easy-to-find mulches include things like dried grass clippings and pine needles. Quick and cheap to find, but the downside is that they'll need to be freshened up regularly.
Some folks like the tidy look and longevity of mulches made from wood chips or shredded bark. While it might cost you a bit more, one of these mulches will save you on maintenance for the year.
How you apply your mulch will make a difference in how effective it is. Contact our mulch and landscaping experts right here at Nature's Management Group.
We'll be happy to discuss tried and true gardening tips with you. You can also count on our team's experience to help you select the products that'll do your home and garden a world of good. Call us today to learn more.
Posted on behalf of Nature's Management Group