insulating plants - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dianepinkard
December 2, 2010
This past year I planted a lot of Azalea's and then in the fall I planted 3 Gala Apple trees. What is the best thing to use as

Answer from NGA
December 2, 2010
A 3-4 inch layer of compost, pine needles or pine straw will provide insulation for the roots of your plants. Apple trees are quite winter hardy and most azaleas will survive without problem. I'd just place mulch beneath each shrub and tree now before the ground freezes. They should survive normal winter weather in your gardening zone. Best wishes with your landscape!

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