With the weather beginning to cool both during the day and night, we’re reminded that winter is just around the corner. Winter can be an extremely stressful time for a tree at anywhere on the geographic map, but especially here in New England and New Hampshire – where our cold season comes with a little more bite.
Trees and turf grass are both essential ingredients to any good design plan for an office, home or park – but they aren’t always two great tastes that taste great together. Making these two elements work in concert takes more than simply putting them together. It takes careful planning and a little added maintenance. Not going the extra mile – can leave you with some pretty nasty after-effects.
One question we frequently get asked is whether or not it’s a good idea to mulch around a tree. The answer is ‘yes.’
Now does a tree NEED mulch to thrive? No, of course not. Just go and look at most trees in the world around you. Few are mulched, at least artificially. But mulch – especially when a tree is in its early stages of development – can really boost its overall health, well being and safety.
When it comes to a prolonged drought, homeowners tend to fixate on their lawns and flowers rather than trees. And sure, while there’s certainly reason for aesthetic displeasure, it’s trees that can suffer the most long-term damage if not cared for. Lawns might die down, flowerbeds may be lost, but trees are far more difficult to replace and should be the first plant you care for if you experience a extended periods of drought in your area.
This blog is run by Seacoast Tree Care in Hampton, NH