Much for Tree Planting & Borders
Alton Tree Care offer high quality mulch which is ideal for garden borders and tree planting as well as woodland paths.
The key advantages of quality mulch are:
- Suppress Weed Growth
- Insulates Soil
- Increases Microbial Activity
- Reduces Water Loss
- Increases Aeration
- Improves Plant Growth
The advantages of using organic material to blanket soil around trees, shrubs, and perennial plants are many as mentioned above moderates soil temperature and makes it a more favorable environment for roots. The mulch also reduces evaporation of moisture which helps to conserve water. It can also reduce the amount of splashing from rain or irrigation water and assist in reducing the spread of disease. It blocks the germination of many weed seeds and it gives your garden a more aesthetic look.
More Information About Mulching
Alton Tree Care recommends that you mulch in 3 to 4 inches of bark mulch each season and to avoid mulch layer build up (and the potential nutrient deficiency problems) and not forgetting to remove old layers of undecomposed material before adding new mulch layers. Coarse-textured mulches, such as shredded bark, can be applied thicker than fine-textured mulches. However, there are variations and exceptions related to the type of plants you’re mulching and your landscape situation.
The amount of Mulch to Cover 100-Square-Foot Area Mulch Depth (inches)/ Amount of Mulch Needed
4 inches/ 34 cubic ft.
3 inches/ 25 cubic ft.
2 inches/ 17 cubic ft.