Mulch is a layer spread over a plant or tree's soil to act as a protective layer. It provides benefits for your trees and soil, making it richer in nutrients and protecting it. Mulch makes your garden look tidy; minimizes weed growth; provides nutrition to the soil; and provides, preserves, and retains soil moisture.
You love gardening, and now you want to grow trees in your yard or farm. Have you decided which trees you want to plant? It’s time to familiarise yourself with things you need to keep your tree healthy.
The initial six months require adequate watering and the initial few years are vital in your tree’s life. If you take care of your tree, it will go on to live a longer, healthier life. So what are the secrets that will increase the life of your tree? Here is a guide that will help you in properly maintaining your trees.
Like humans, plants show symptoms of diseases and infections. Signs can be discolored leaves, or dead branches, or early leaf drop. Mostly, it’s a minor issue and can be solved promptly. However, when there are multiple issues at play, treatments can be longer, even spread over many years.
That’s when a Plant Health Care program can come to your aid. A PHC or Plant Health Care Program provides the right growing conditions for your plants and trees. A program’s objective is to give vitality and safety to your plants while also improving its appearance.
We don’t pull punches when we say we love mulch and have advocated for it a million and one times on this blog. Its benefits are numerous and it’s a must-have ingredient for a tree’s health, growth and sustenance.
But to the laymen, it’s hard to tell when’s too much, what’s not enough, or just right. The old saying goes ‘too much of a good thing can be bad’ and that’s very much true even when it comes to things like mulch. Too much mulch can cause problems and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
None of us purposefully put our trees in harm’s way or at least not on purpose. That being said, we all lack a certain level of awareness, and sometimes a few small mistakes that we make intentionally or not - can have big consequences.
We also tend to make mistakes because sadly - there’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to handle certain scenarios. The internet being how it is, it’s important to try and learn as much as you can so you don’t put your trees in any undesirable situations.
Because of that, we’re going to address a few tree care myths or concepts that are out there and help shed some light on some of the common questions we get. Hopefully, these sage words of advice will help you make better decisions next time you need to care for your tree. Let’s jump right in.
When it comes to root growth, we’re sure that every owner knows to expect the unexpected. Roots have a funny way of finding their way to places that are less than ideal in some cases and in other cases, can cause simple, annoying aesthetic issues as well.
Most of the time, these aren’t a big issue. Even when roots become slightly invasive, there’s a pretty straight-forward way to deal with them. That being said, every once and a while, they’ll do a strange thing we call ‘girdling.’ And ‘girdling’ is a bad thing - for both the tree and the surrounding area.
We love the summer, but do your trees love it? The short answer is – most certainly, yes; But only if you take care of them. Each season has its own, unique effects on trees and summer is no different. Here are some tips to help your trees healthy during those hot, New England summer months!
As we’ve discussed many times on this blog, mulching your landscape many benefits. Not only can mulch assist in regulating temperature, but it helps fight weed growth, resists erosion and generally speaking – can add significant aesthetic appeal to your landscape.
Cold enough yet?
It’s officially winter in New England and while the temperatures haven’t reached their worst quite yet – your plants are already beginning to feel the effects! Those wet leaves you left on the lawn are
smothering your turf. Shrubs begin to buckle under the weight of hefty snow piles. You name it – your
plants are having a rough go of it!
So what are some keys to maintaining them in the winter? What techniques exist that will help give
them the best chance of rebounding quickly in the Spring? Well, that’s what we’re here to discuss today: Keys to maintaining plants during the winter. Let’s jump right in!
With the holiday season quickly approaching and pretty soon it’s going to be time to put up your Christmas tree. Nothing gets you quite in the spirit like handpicking that live tree with loved ones knowing that it’ll bring with it a sense of warmth, cheer and memories in the month to come.
That being said – if you’re like some, you might be an early bird and shop for that tree early. While that means that you’ll both beat the crowds and get the pick of the proverbial litter; it also means that you’ll have to care for your tree for a longer period of time. That longer period of time can mean more room for the tree to dry out and potentially begin to die off before the big day arrives. Obviously, we don’t want that to happen!
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