In this AARP article, Lou Meyer, business developer for Davey's mid-Atlantic shares mulching tips.

Posted: April 16, 2024

If you are part of the third of Americans 50-plus who love gardening, you probably know it's the season to plan your garden, prepare the space and get planting. But don't sit back admiring your work yet; you're not done. There's an important next step that will save you time, money and water: mulching.Arborists in a black davey polo handles mulch at a home

Why take the time and energy to mulch?

Keeps the water in. A ground cover, mulch keeps the soil moist so plants and shrubs thrive.

"By putting down a layer of mulch, you can retain soil moisture, which is good for your plants, and it's also good for water conservation," says David Mizejewski, naturalist, television personality and a spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation

Regulates soil temperature. Mulch also provides insulation for the soil b moderating the soil temperature so it's not too hot for plants, shrubs or trees. Lou Meyer, mid-Atlantic arborist at the Davey Tree Expert Company, compares mulch to insulating a home. Mulch acts like a blanket covering the ground, he says.

Reduce weeds. Mulch keeps weeds at bay. "If you mulch regularly once or twice a year, it'll help suppress weeds and reduce the need weeding maintenance in your garden," says Cooper Schlegel, product manager for live goods for W. Atlee Burpee & Co.

To read more of Lou's tips, click here.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

Other News Posts

DT 0448
Davey In The News

Planting a boxwood? Think again, says Hamilton arborist

Chris Deathe from Davey's Hamilton, ON, office talks about two pests harming boxwood shrubs.
Read More
Davey In The News

Can cicadas damage trees?

David Horvath from Davey's Lake Bluff office talks about if trees can be damaged by cicadas.
Read More
Two Employees
Two Employees

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!