How to Mulch your Garden Trees & Shrubs

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Learn how to choose mulch and how to mulch your trees and shrubs, in this free lawn and garden care video lesson. View Video Transcript

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Jose Zuniga

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Hello! My name is Jose Zuniga and I am representing Well we finished cutting the grass which is great. Now what we need to do is to add top soil or mulch to your flower beds, shrub area and around the tree. Mulch is going to help you maintain the moisture for your plants, for your trees and for your shrubs. When you purchase mulch, it comes in various shades. You know darker or lighter. Also, it is going to come shredded in medium size and what they call nugget size. The nugget size tends to be much better for like this crape myrtle. Today I need some mulch around it. What I've done is I've created a dam all around it as you can see right here. By doing this when we add the mulch, we are going to be able to maintain more water, more moisture so that way the plants and the trees are just going to love it throughout the day and just be sure all your flower beds and shrub areas have a lot of mulch. If they need some, just add more. If they need top soil, do it as well. I want you to help me wit the mulch here. Let's start here now. There we go. Just beginners. All around it. Very good that is exactly what we need. All around the crape myrtle. I'm telling you this is going to be beautiful. This is going to be taking in all that moisture that it needs and all that water is going to be there. It is going to be perfect. Generous, there we go. Don't be shy about it. Oh man, this project is great. Do you know it is like therapy working on your yard. This is what I am talking about. Mulch, mulch, mulch your area and this is how we mulch for our garden.