Florida-friendly Landscapes Interactive Tutorial header imagePhoto of mulch mounded at base of tree.Close window image
2 to 3 Will Do the TrickAvoid mounding mulch around the trunk of a tree or shrub. Mulch that is too deep can harm plants by inhibiting oxygen exchange of roots or by intercepting water meant for the roots.
Photo of mulch mounded at base of tree.
Mulch that is too deep or mounded can harm trees and shrubs or inhibit their growth.

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