Raking leaves, planting mums and sprucing up your space with some mulch? Be you dump a bag of mulch around your tree, think first!
"Nothing drives me crazier than driving around and noticing volcano mulching. You’ve seen it – mounds of mulch around tree trunks. Volcano mulching is tree murder. Mulch pushed up against a tree trunk ensures that a moist environment will ensue, thus providing the perfect environment for diseases and pests, " says Bobbie Schwartz, FAPLD and president of the Association of Professional Landscape Desingers.
These two pictures from Laura Kuhn and Ann Rosmarin are just alive with color. Do you see volcano mulching going on in your neighborhood?