Mulch health to you

Tree roots love to be mulched with a few inches of wood chips or composted leaves. Spread the mulch in an area a few to several feet around the trunk, depending on the size of the tree. If you have grass growing in the area you want to mulch, laying cardboard down first will help to prevent the grass from growing through the mulch. Some types of grass are particularly vigorous and may work their way back to the surface. Removing the grass as soon as possible is critical to controlling the grass.

Mulching is also a great way to conserve water during summer. Apply mulch while the soil is still well saturated with water to prevent it from drying out as rapidly. Please note howeve, it is possible for the mulch to prevent overhead watering from reaching the roots during summer if irrigation is infrequent and shallow.