Driving into town the other day I was depressed about how this mulch thing has really gotten out of hand. Every tree looked like a telephone pole sticking out of a rounded mound or orange-looking mulch.
All I could think was “poor trees.” I keep writing about it, but is doesn’t seem people are getting the message that too much mulch is a bad thing.
I know, some people have been liberated, but we still have some more work to do. The bottom line: Two inches of coarse mulch that is not piled around the trunk.
Mulching is like comfort food for people: the more they pile around their plants the better they feel. But, just like food, too much mulch is definitely not a good thing for one’s overall health.