What Does “Vertical Mulching” Mean?

picture of a treeFor those of you out there without a green thumb, you may wonder about what a lot of the technical jargon regarding plants means. Don’t worry, we can help elucidate these terms. To that end, we’ll go over the practice of vertical mulching here.

What does it mean?

Vertical mulching becomes necessary when the roots of trees don’t get enough from the soil. It uses the same material as regular mulching, however uses a different process of getting it to the tree. Whereas regular mulching places mulch on the ground around the tree, vertical mulching goes INTO the ground where the roots lie. It does this by poking holes in the soil using a specialized air tool that can’t damage the roots. These holes then get filled with mulch, which the roots can absorb directly.


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