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Proper mulching for the summer heat

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As we head into the brunt of the summer heat, gardeners in Central Texas need to keep a close eye on outdoor water usage.

Jessica Wilson with Austin’s Watershed Protection Department told YNN that mulch is a great way to keep your trees healthy during the summer months, but there are some common mistakes which can be easily avoided.

Make sure you’re mulch is no deeper than a thumb’s depth and keep the mulch at least a thumb’s width away from the tree,” Wilson said. “That allows the base to breath and you’re not trapping moisture directly up against the trunk.”

To learn more mulch tips or to pick up some free mulch for your trees, check out GrowGreen.org.

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