In the previous post, we mentioned that we’ll be discussing easy and cost effective ways to get your property looking its best. One way to do that is to edge and mulch tree wells. It is very often that tree wells get ignored in the landscape. The difference between a good looking landscape and a great looking landscape is crisp edging around tree wells, its a little detail that makes a big difference. Many property owners and managers do not know that keeping a good-sized tree well around the base of your tree will actually improve its health and allow faster, fuller growth. When it comes to getting valuable water and nutrients, weeds and grass are strong competitors. When allowed to encroach on the base of the tree, they will be detrimental to its health.
Hermes Landscaping recommends a thorough edging at least once every two to three years around individual tree wells. You can do this by manually shovel-cutting around tree well edges for a crisp, uniform look and reduction of weeds and encroaching grass. Then for the final touch, top dress with a 3” layer of mulch to provide additional aesthetic and weed-resistance benefits.