Improving Soil Conditions For Your Trees

Vertical mulching with composting is a technique used for alleviating soil compaction around those important areas of your trees. It involves drilling or air-blasting holes or trenches in the soil within the drip line, the area beneath the tree’s canopy, followed by filling them with a porous substance, such as mulch or compost. Sometimes, depending on your specific needs, the backfill can be enhanced with nutrients or microbes to provide additional benefits. The purpose of vertical mulching is to increase air and water penetration into the soil while improving soil conditions for the tree.

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