The Benefits of Eco-Mulch

Not all mulch is good to use around trees or gardens. Many commercial mulches are made using construction debris which contains dyes, heavy metals, and arsenic which can be harmful to any plants in the surrounding area. Or they are made from raw wood which can introduce damaging fungi, pests, and weeds. At Bayou Tree Service, we produce our mulch entirely from hot composted wood and clippings collected on the job, ensuring that our mulch is contamination free and rich in the essential nutrients and microbes that your plants need to thrive.

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What is the point of Mulching?

Mulching offers numerous advantages for tree health and growth. For instance, mulch acts as an insulator, regulating soil temperature by keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This temperature moderation is crucial for the tree’s root system.

Mulch helps retain soil moisture, which reduces the need for frequent watering and protects the tree from drought stress. It suppresses the growth of weeds that compete with the tree for nutrients and water. As it breaks down, organic mulch enriches the soil with organic matter, which improves a tree’s fertility and structure, which in turn promotes healthier root development. A layer of mulch can prevent soil compaction and protect tree trunks from lawn mower and weed whacker damage, both of which can be detrimental to tree health. Aesthetically, mulch enhances the landscape’s appearance, providing a neat and cohesive look around the tree. Mulching is an easy and effective way to support the vitality and longevity of trees, contributing to a healthier and more attractive landscape.