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Old 04-03-2014, 11:00 PM
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mulching questions

Ok so this is my first year in business and I have been asked.about mulching. What are the steps to mulching? Like around trees in a yard. Do.I just lay the mulch around tree? Or do I put a garden barrier around it? And the same question for doing mulch in flower beds that are surrounded by concrete?
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:54 PM
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Ok so this is my first year in business and I have been asked.about mulching. What are the steps to mulching? Like around trees in a yard. Do.I just lay the mulch around tree? Or do I put a garden barrier around it? And the same question for doing mulch in flower beds that are surrounded by concrete?

Do you have any lawncare experience at all? I'm just curious.

To start, weed the beds, re edge the bed with an edger. It's a flat shovel, you can buy one at lowes or hd.

Apply quality mulch at a depth or 2-3 inches on established beds, 3-4.5 on new installs.

If there's a stone edge, I still like to dig out a little edge so fresh mulch comes all the way to the end.

Read past posts, watch YouTube videos, and read any info you can. Mulching is a basic service landscapers offer, about as elementary as it gets past lawn mowing. Use your own house as practice for learning how to do services you're looking to provide. You made a good first step coming here, but if you're going to be competitive in this industry, you need to be engulfed in learning everything you possibly can.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:55 AM
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Thanks ive got about 3years experience working for someone, but mostly.experienced in the maintenance part not the installation part
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Keep the mulch off the base of plants and trees. Also watch your mulch if its fresh off the pile and still hot keep it well away from plants especially new plantings until it cools.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the advice!
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