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Why Mulch Provides the Best Cover up for Above Ground Roots in the Winona, MN

April 6th, 2017 · No Comments

At Maier Tree and Lawn, we’re all about helping you add to the curb appeal of the trees at your Rochester, MN, residence. Their health is our number one priority.  But who doesn’t want their trees to look their best as well?

Throughout our posts, we’ve talked about the negative impacts to the health and aesthetic appeal of trees from things such as infestation, severe weather conditions, and lack of proper pruning.  While the topic we’re going to talk about today isn’t necessarily threatening to your tree, it is an issue that needs to be addressed the proper way.

Above ground roots often don’t exactly provide the picturesque appeal you hope for.  They impact the look of your lawn and they make maintenance much more difficult.  We’re going to review some of the common mistakes people make when trying to cover above ground roots. Then we’ll explain why mulch can provide a safe and aesthetically appealing solution.

Common Mistakes Made When Dealing with Above Ground Roots

 Some of the most common mistakes when dealing with above ground roots include:

  • Adding topsoil – Even if done correctly, the roots will appear again. Worse, if too much topsoil is added, it could limit oxygen which tree roots needs
  • Trying to remove the roots – This process often causes harm to the tree resulting in decay and might even result in its death

Want to Cover Your Above Ground Roots? Use Mulch

We have good news. Mulch provides the perfect solution to your above ground root problems for several reasons:

  • It’s safe – adding organic mulch strengthens your roots while covering them, whereas other solutions may harm the tree.
  • It’s appealing – Beautiful colored mulch in incredibly attractive.  Dark brown is our most popular color.  This rich, natural and contrasting color can really make the greens, reds, yellows and purples found in your garden stand out.
  • It’s easy – Maintenance of these areas becomes a breeze when you are not trying to mow over the roots, pick weeds in between them, or constantly try to repair the areas.

Maier Tree and Lawn can help add mulch to your above ground roots. We can also provide a host of tree care services catered to your trees in your Rochester, MN residence.

For more information on mulch, other services, or to ask a question, simply give us a call at (507) 286-8733.

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