47 thoughts on “What We Mean By PROPER MULCHING of fruit trees

    Jjjj Llll

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Total agreement about mulch! So tempted to play the drinking game with "Ruhts!"

    Time4Clocks

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Love learning all these great growing tips. Wish I knew that oleander can be shredded for compost. Was always told it was toxic and put it out for trash pickup when I trimmed. Had an old growth oleander hedge all around the property 12 feet wide and 18 feet tall. The blight started killing them so I decided to take them out. I dug all the stumps out by hand by myself using a come along winch. If I knew you could mulch with them what a great start on awesome soil I would have. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Shamus!!!

    Jacqueline Holcomb

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Shamus, the wind in Tucson can get strong. What type of much should I get to prevent the wind from blowing it away? Thank you Shamus

    Enida Bonghit

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Shamus, have you run into issues with the roots of your trees growing up and into the mulch instead of the surrounding soil like it is supposed to? Perhaps in AZ you don't run into this, but I have heard this is a problem in other temperate climates.

    Aurelia

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Can i mulch using paper and egg cardboard boxes?? I have a sapodilla tree.i dont really have access to that much dry leaves

    Ehsan Zaby

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Hi

    Can I also mulch my fruit trees with cow manure?

    sharsphootervideos

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Can you also use fresh grass clipping to mulch or do they need to be dry?

    N Aeberli

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    It's called "permaculture", the Australians have the best science on desert growing. The city I live in offers free classes on this entire approach. Worms, microbes, heat, moisture- aka soil lasagna…

    hgk

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    What are the names of three people he mentions? I couldn't understand them well.

    paul mitchell

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Fucking hipsters reinventing the wheel. Try breaking the soil gently first. Dicks

    Indigo Voyager

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Mulching, deep water (flood style) and good shade is key. It seems air temp means very little really, just intensity of sunlight. I think the crap high pH clay soil is the biggest battle in AZ for fruit trees. Literally the default clay in AZ is like adobe and its useless. Even cactus hates the concrete packed in clay in the lower parts of the valley hence why even the saguaros usually only grows on the hills surrounding town. I'd bet tons of waste pine needles brought down from Flagstaff would make some killer mulch.

    Monique Gebeline

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Everyone is worried about nitrogen being tied up lol

    1. Mulching does not tie up nitrogen unless you mix it in your soil

    2. These are FRUIT TREES, they need minimal nitrogen (per Dave Wilson nursery) or else youโ€™ll have too much foliage and less fruit.

    3. The purpose of mulching is water conservation, cooler temps, and microbial activity which occurs in the layer where the mulch and soil meet and goes downward, not up

    Dan Thomas

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    I think his pony tail is pinched a little too tight.
    All that carbonaceous material should have been run through a shredder first.
    It'll steal nitrogen from the ground at the expense of the tree in order to break down.
    Plus it looks like shit. I'd never be able to talk a customer into something that looked like that. And you'll have animals making their homes under there.

    barry graham

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    use hay an leaves in ohio

    Eric Outram

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Mulch mulch mulch
    To be sure
    Two be sure
    To ๐Ÿ sure๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งโœ…

    birdyboyblue

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Leaves may work ok in Arizona but in Florida when I did it a few years ago it was a green light for snails. They loved it. It took me months after they arrived to finally be rid of them.

    Eric Outram

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    To be sure to be sure to ๐Ÿ sure

    Eric Outram

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Whatโ€™s sup bro love ๐Ÿ’• ya vibes
    Ya mike- robes ya got a good start

    Alameda Landscape Inc.

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Keep that ish away from the base of the tree!!!!!!!

    Rick X

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Get rid of the dude with all the California shirts… He doesn't belong here. Get lost dude…. If california is so fucking great go back… you're not needed here… GET REAL & better yet , just get lost

    S Entwistle

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all of your very helpful videos! We're building a house in the Phoenix area and my husband really wants to grow some fruit trees. I didn't think it would be possible but now I've learned so much in such a short amount of time! We'll probably be visiting your nursery later this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    KuwNova

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    you happy if i send you some moringa peregrina seeds … very rare (Arabian moringa)

    Holly Van Hart

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    ๐ŸŒŸ Thanks, can't wait to see you other videos! ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ™Œ โœจ

    Darvi Group

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Mulching for South india regions https://youtu.be/8Mpml8eyItU

    M A

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    What about the carbon in the leafs I think gonna use and consume the nitrogen from the soil result of that will have leakage of nitrogen!!!

    johny derp

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Whoa even oleander leaves . Chills

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    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

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    David Serge

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Thanks Guy

    Robin Lanter

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Were do you get all the leaves and pine nettles? I don't live in the city. I live way out west past Buckeye.

    1234 5678

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Don't you think you r puttin too much leaves on a single tree what if you have 2000 trees whr u goin to bring tht much leaves for those trees

    Marcus Nielson

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    I know that you get floor irrigation, as do I. Do you have problems keeping the mulch in place when irrigating? If so how do you keep the mulch from getting washed away?

    FlourishingLight

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    So, where we live in S. Florida, we wouldn't need to mulch this way?

    Ali Labeeb Alkoka

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    This is a great video full of value information about growing tree!!! Please keep up the great work!!! I just started watching your channel and this is the first video I watched. So please keep providing educational information about growing fruit trees.

    Debra Arizona

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Now that I know better I can do better with my trees.
    Thank you for all this great info.. Shamus.

    Supreme Family Garden

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Hi Shamus great video my brother

    Don Duncan

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    I prefer to shred leaves and finely chop all greens/kitchen waste. This greatly speeds up decomposition. The sooner the better so water picks up and delivers the "tea" the roots need. It means mulching more often, unless you put the mulch real deep, but it's better for the roots.

    Jill Levy

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Great video. Is the ginger from PA? He says "rutz" vs "roots" which is how PA dutch say it..as I do!

    Drew Dubious

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    One thing to be aware of, when mulcing so high you will start building up soil levels eventually. Most fruit trees are grafted so you must keep the graft well above the soil level. The graft can rot out if too moist, sometimes the grafted tree will set roots and the rootstock traits will be lost. I use hugelkulture instead of mulching for fruit trees.

    Avner A

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    wood chips will work?

    Sheila6325

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Who isย the person with the pony tail in the green shoes? Does he have a channel too? Great video! Bless, Sheila

    William Smith

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    I'd have half that blown across my yard by the end of the day. Monsoooooons.

    John Holloway

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Super video–thanks for the info!
    My problem so far is "pruning"! While trying to follow advice I found on the internet, I pruned my nectarine trees—-last year 2016, at the beginning of winter- back quite a bit. Now-July 2017- there are NO leaves, and it appears that I just have 2 stalks with branches sticking out of the ground—although one of them (I have two) now has branches growing from ground level. AND–the first year I planted I actually got nectarines, nice sized ones (which my little greedy devils stole–squirrels!).
    My question: Have I actually killed the trees by pruning them TOO far back?? There were leaves on the branches at the beginning of spring–2017– but they soon died (actually had a flower sprout on one of the trees!) Also, there are tiny white spots near ground level, and I am wondering if that is some sort of fungus.
    Any thoughts? Thanks

    13daniel1974

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Actually, they are finding in dryer areas that root systems, especially in dry areas, the roots go deeper and will extend 1/2 again if not twice the distance of the drip line. I really like your education presentation. Very humble, very assured, and giving credit where it is due. Thanks for the video. Appreciate it.

    Suzanne Cornell

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    The only time I could hear you was when you bent down. Please adjust your microphone. I'd love to hear what you have to say.
    Thank you

    Anabel Guerrero

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    love the info thanks๐Ÿ˜Š

    Pervez Khan

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    so what happens ,when the wind blows it away.

    Antony Hart

    (July 11, 2020 - 8:43 pm)

    Can you use grass clippings as mulch?

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