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Say No to Volcano Mulching

There are great benefits to applying mulch to bare areas around your yard and landscape, and I want to bring your attention to one curious mulching practice.  You may have noticed mulch piled up around trees in a formation that looks like a science experiment gone wrong, a kind of Vesuvian affliction that those in the horticulture trade call volcano mulching. This is a method where landscape company crews or homeowners apply mulch in a mound up against the bark and directly at the base of a tree,… Read More →