Tree Mulching Service
At Tweed Tree Services, our tree surgeons and staff are happy to provide professional tree maintenance services. We understand that caring for trees can be an overwhelming task and we are proud to offer a wide variety of solutions for all your tree needs.
We are also happy to offer a wide range of tree mulching services. When we remove a stump from your property, we grind it down into small pieces of mulch. You can choose to have these pieces of mulch taken away or else left for you to use in your own landscaping regime.
How Does Recycled Mulch Help?
While it is easy to discount ground up stumps as worthless, the mulch they provide can actual be a big benefit to your landscaping plans. Mulch works by taking the nutrients of the ground tree and then re-feeding it to the soil. The nutrient-rich area can then stimulate the growth of other trees and plants.
Not only does mulch provide nutrients to the area, but it also helps the soil remain at a constant temperature – a necessary thing for small seedlings that can easily die when temperatures drop at night. Mulch also works to keep moisture in the soil, preventing evaporation.
How to Mulch Correctly
Mulching seems like it would be an easy job; however, if it is not done correctly it can have bad effects on the plants and actually prevent them from receiving the right amount of water. Using it incorrectly can ultimately kill a plant or tree.
To ensure that mulch is properly used and the greatest benefit to your plants, we are happy to offer professional mulching services! We will apply mulch so that it provides optimal soil temperature and nutrients while increasing plant-friendly creatures like earthworms. Once we’ve finished mulching your area, your landscape will look tidy and be easier to maintain.
Benefits of Mulching
Mulch is defined as a layer of substance (organic or inorganic) placed on the surface of the soil around trees. A two to four inch layer of organic mulch such as pine needles, wood chips, or bark that will decompose can actually improve the soil over time. Below are some of the benefits of properly installed mulch.
- Retains soil moisture, cutting water use by up to 50%
- Stabilizes soil moisture
- Stimulates microorganism activity which can improve soil texture.
- Controls the growth of grass and weeds which can rob the soil of water and nutrients.
- Moderates soil temperature
- Controls erosion
- Improved appearance
- Keeps mowers and line trimmers away from the trunk avoiding damage.
Bark mulch or wood chippings are ideal for use around trees and landscape plants. It was previously thought that mulch would tie up soil nutrients as they break down, thus causing deficiencies in plants.
Further research has proven that the nitrogen deficiency only exists at the mulch/soil surface, inhibiting weed seed germination while having no impact on established tree roots.
Mulch reduces water run-off during rain or while you're watering the garden. This reduces the amount of water needed to keep your plants thriving, and can save you money on your water bill.