Only this could lead to disease.
The wood we use for mulch may come from tree limbs that we’ve pruned off living trees, or from whole trees that have been felled at the end of their life or downed in storms.
You can think of this wood re-use as a speeded-up, urban version of how trees in forests die, fall over, and slowly decay back into the soil. Sep 25, Start by carefully pulling the mulch back from the trunk, and then add enough new mulch to the 4 inch depth. Types of mulch The best mulch for trees is organic wood chips. There are a number of different wood chip products which all accomplish the desired outcome of improved tree growth. Select which type of mulch fits your budget and desired appearance.
Raked leaves are just as effective as the trendiest designer dyed mulch. Jul 18, But maybe I can use it for building a fence or some other infrastructure on the homestead. On a regular basis, I’ll see ads for free tree stumps and branches from a tree that was recently felled. Using freshly-felled tree wood chips as mulch. It's true, the mulch I'm using has tons of nitrogen and phosphorus from the purely organic chicken poop.
But people say you're supposed to compost that too, but I don't: I just dump the fresh chicken poop filled mulch directly on the garden beds. You could probably use cow manure, dumped on top. The increased organic matter in the soil results in healthier plant growth. Using locally produced wood chips is a sustainable activity, keeping a useful product out of the landfill, which is both environmentally and economically a good thing.
In order to get the optimum benefits from wood chips, they can be applied at a depth of 4 to 6 inches. If you have fallen leaves, rake them into a pile and then shred them using your lawnmower. Then mix this with older wood chips made from cut-down trees or branches from oak, hickory, ash, or maple, for example.
You’ve just made DIY mulch.