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Fall Mulching

Posted in Tips and Advice on September 8, 2023

Fall Mulching: Why Your Trees Will Thank You

  • Brooke Stubbert

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Fall Mulching: Why Your Trees Will Thank You

As the leaves turn golden and the days grow colder, the approach of fall might have you thinking about how to best prepare your garden forFall Mulching the coming winter. One of the most effective ways to do so, particularly for your trees, is fall mulching. But before you grab just any mulch from the store, it’s essential to understand why natural mulch is leagues ahead of mulch derived from construction waste.

  1. Protecting Tree Roots

First, let’s talk about the general benefits of mulching around trees during the fall:

  • Insulation: mulch acts as an insulator, keeping the ground warmer in the winter. This insulation protects tree roots from the harsh cold, helping them stay healthy and ready for the next growing season.
  • Moisture Retention: Mulch retains moisture, ensuring that the tree roots have a consistent supply of water. This retention is particularly important during fall when erratic weather patterns can either drown or dry out your trees.
  • Weed Control: Weeds are not just an eyesore; they compete with trees for nutrients. Mulch acts as a barrier, preventing the growth of these unwanted guests.
  1. The superiority of Natural Mulch

Now, while any mulch might seem to offer the above benefits, natural mulch stands out for several reasons:

  • Nutrient Boots: As natural mulch decomposes, it releases vital nutrients into the soil. These nutrients are absorbed by the tree roots, aiding their overall health and growth. Mulch derived from construction waste lacks this nutrient-rick composition.
  • Soil Structure: Natural mulch improves soil structure by encouraging the growth of beneficial microbes and earthworms. These creates aerate the soil and break down organic matter, enhancing soil fertility.
  1. The Dangers of Construction Waste Mulch

One might wonder “why not use construction waste mulch if it’s available?” Here’s why:

  • Toxins: Construction waste mulch might contain traces of treated wood, paint, or other hazardous materials. When introduced into the garden, these toxins can leach into the soil, harming the soil biology, and in turn, the surrounding environments.
  • Quality: Mulch from construction waste is inconsistent in quality. Unlike natural mulch, which is processed and screen for consistency, construction waste mulch can have large, irregular pieces that don’t decompose uniformly.
  • Environmental Concerns: Using natural mulch supports eco-friendly practices like tree trimming and organic waste recycling. In contrast, supporting the use of construction waste mulch can perpetuate the production of waste, indirectly harming the environment.

As fall beckons, choosing the right mulch for your trees can make a world of difference. Not only does it offer protection against the cold and ensure a nutrient-rich environment, but by option for natural mulch, you’re also making an environmentally conscious chouse. This season, let’s prioritize the health of our trees and the well-being of our planet! Learn more about Safe Trees natural mulch by clicking HERE, and let your garden thrive!

Contact us at www.safetree.ca or 289-650-1775 to place your order today!


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