Some neighbors mulch their trees every year.
Dec 23, The insulation provided by mulch prevents roots from damage caused by soil expansion and compaction during freeze and thaw cycles in the winter. When mulching trees for the winter, it’s essential to spread the right amount.
Adding too much can suffocate a plant’s roots. Nov 07, Mulch can also work like a blanket for the soil. This blanket offers plant and tree roots reprieve from the intense heat and also from the bitter cold.
This helps root health and the overall strength of the plant. Because it helps retain moisture, the plants are healthier with less watering requirements.
Jun 15, However, if your winters are cold and nighttime temperatures below 20 degrees F. (-8 C.) are common, mulching is your best bet for tender plants. A variety of organic materials are suitable for winter mulch protection, including straw, pine needles, bark, and chopped corn cobs. Removing Winter MulchEstimated Reading Time: 2 mins.