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Benefits of Mulch Derived from Compost

Fully wood-chip mulch may contain some fungi that can harm trees, shrubs and other plantings.  The process of composting kills the fungi.  You may have seen some trees with what is called “volcano” mulch around the...

When Is The Best Time to Mulch

Mulching is best done after rain or after watering, when the soil is moist.  If the mulching is done over dry soil then heavy watering will need to be done because the mulch will absorb a reasonable amount of water before it gets to the roots. Steps to mulch: prepare...

Compost Improves Oxygen Levels In Soils

Compost can be spread over the lawn in the spring to provide natural nutrients needed to stimulate growth. It can be added around trees and shrubs in the spring, summer and fall.  Over time soils become compacted from tightly growing roots, rain and cold winter...