Did you know Friendly Tree does more than just tree pruning and removal? We love everything about trees and plant life, and we do our best to help you keep your lawn and garden as healthy and beautiful as it can be.
While we do offer a wide range of tree and shrub services, from inspections and consulting to planting, pruning, shaping, and stump removal, we also offer mulch installation and blowing services to help nourish and protect your yard.
What are the benefits of using mulch?
Laying down mulch offers a multitude of benefits for your residential or commercial property.
In addition to making your landscaping more attractive, mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil around your trees and in your garden beds. And, as mulch breaks down over time, it helps provide nutrients to your trees and plants.
Mulch also protects against weeds and pests, and surrounding your plants and shrubs with mulch can help to protect them against changes in temperature—keeping plants cooler in the summer months and warmer during the winter months.
Finally, mulch helps to reduce erosion by acting as a barrier to protect the soil underneath from the impact of watering, heavy rain, and wind.
What is the best way to prepare your lawn and garden for mulch?
If you are considering installing mulch as part of your landscaping, there are a few steps you can take to ensure the installation process goes smoothly. Once you choose the area (or areas) where you want to use mulch, clear away any weeds, dead leaves, branches, or other debris.
Next, rake the area so that the surface is flat and even. This will ensure even layers and help you avoid using too much mulch.
Why go it alone? Trust the experts at Friendly Tree.
Our mulch delivery and installation services save you the time and backbreaking work of purchasing mulch, hauling all those heavy bags, and spreading your mulch by hand. Plus, our professionals know how to apply mulch neatly and attractively to help your property stand out. Although each mulch project is unique, here is a brief overview of what you can expect:
The Friendly Tree team will help you choose the best mulch product for your needs and determine how much mulch you need. Prior to delivery, we will keep a close eye on the weather and any other factors that may prevent proper installation. If everything looks good, we will show up on delivery day with your mulch on our truck.
Before we get started, our technicians will talk to you to confirm your installation requests. We will then transport the mulch to the designated areas and apply it evenly, either by hand or using a process called mulch blowing, which uses a durable hose powered by air pressure to quickly and efficiently install your mulch. (You can learn more here about the benefits of mulch blowing and how it works.)
If needed, we will also mulch your trees and edge your garden beds to ensure the mulch stays in place. We make sure to clean up and leave your property exactly as we found it, and we will talk to you once the installation is complete to provide tips for ongoing mulch maintenance and answer any questions you may have.
It’s never too early to start thinking about mulching.
Although the ideal time to mulch is in the spring, it is always a good idea to be looking ahead and considering the needs of your lawn and garden. Thinking about it now will give you time to choose the type and color of the mulch you want, plus you can contact us at any time for a friendly consultation.
Friendly Tree offers professional mulching services in Orange, Montclair, Madison, Rutherford, Union, New Providence, and Morristown. For more information, fill out our online form or call us at (973) 678-8888.