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Apr 29, Many professional landscapers use a volcano method of mulching around trees. This is not a good way to mulch around trees as it causes too much moisture to build up around the root ball. This can lead to fungus, rot and decay and ultimately lead to the trees death. The proper way to mulch is to allow the base of the tree to be treetrimmers.pwted Reading Time: 2 mins. Cypress Mulch: The Good, The Bad, and The Alternative Cypress mulch is any mulch made from the wood of bald cypress or pond cypress trees.

While these trees are relatively hardy and can adapt to a wide range of soil types, they are most commonly found in the swamps of Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and the treetrimmers.pwted Reading Time: 3 mins. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Mulch.

Volcano mulching looks pretty aesthetically pleasing.

The incorrect use of mulch in landscape plantings is causing many mass planting landscapes to fail, and is inflicting major environmental damage, by spreading disease and weed problems. Unknown to many, there are two major categories of mulch. Ground cover mulch, used to cover the ground generally at 50mm to mm thick, and soil conditioner mulch. May 14, There are plenty of other sustainable alternatives to cypress mulch.

For a long-lasting much, choose a tree-based mulch such as pine bark, mixed hardwood mulch or eucalyptus mulch. Just like cypress mulch, it comes from trees in South and Central Florida but eucalyptus is grown specifically for mulch, and the trees grow much quicker than cypresses. May 11, After you plant new trees, shrubs and flowers, you want to add the finishing touch–mulch. Mulch makes your landscape look pristine and polished. But, does it matter what kind of mulch you use?

Or, should you perhaps replace mulch with stones? Read on to learn the pros and cons of mulching with an organic mulch or an inorganic mulch like rocks. Problem: Too much mulch smothers the tree’s roots. Consequence: Roots might grow up through the mulch in search of air. That can cause them to “girdle” or wrap around the trunk, which chokes the tree by cutting off its water supply. Problem: Moisture builds up.

But when it comes to mulch, it is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Consequence: That excess moisture between the trunk and mulch volcano creates perfect conditions for wood decay diseases, like fungi. Plus, deteriorating bark at the tree’s. Jun 30, CCA pressure-treated wood should never be used as mulch because one of the ingredients that makes up the CCA (chromated copper arsenate) is arsenic, a poisonous substance and carcinogen. It can leak through the surface of the wood.

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