I planted three trees (2 Norwegian maples and 1 dwarf magnolia- Zone-5/6-
Cincinnati's northern suburb -Ohio)
The two maples are growing tall and the drop line is slowly expanding. The
magnolia has grown also wider and taller. The original circle around the
trunk where I mulched is too small compared to the drip line.
I am told that I should expand the mulched circle area so that the trees can
spread. There is grass all round.
Now-I have lots of questions. Please feel free to comment
1) DO I EXPAND the MULCHED area?
2) Do I have to remove the grass before mulching? (I am told it is more
harmful to remove grass since roots of the tree are also embedded with the
3) Can I mow the grass to almost the lowest setting of the lawn mower and
4) Do I have to add any fertilizer before applying the mulch over the
Thanks for the help
What has the area mulched got to do with the size of the tree or the
drip line of a tree. The only need I know for mulch around a tree is
to keep the grass back from the trunk so you are not harming the tree
trunk with the mower. What am I missing??
On Sun, 4 Jun 2006 11:41:38 -0400, "Uleetsa Moscowa"
Don't need to. I have trees that are not mulched at all.
Don't need to, although some grass may grow up through the mulch. You
can put down 4 -5 layers of newspaper then put the mulch on top of
that. Best not to mound mulch next to the bark, as this can promote
disease and bark-gnawing rodents.
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