Mulch should only be 2-3" deep around a tree (do not volcano the mulch) to avoid trapping too much heat or moisture along with insects and/or disease. Additionally, you should never put the mulch directly up against the tree trunk or plant stem because this inhibits the plant from being able to "breathe" properly. Happy Mulching Every body!
Chelsea Akers has been writing blogs for Grove City Tree Service since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature at The Ohio State University in 2013.
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