Delaying trees comming out of dormancy
Lost most of my peaches plums and nectarines to late frost.
I would like to know if anyone has experience, or thinks a thick mulch out to the dripline might have delayed flowering by a week or so? I can get enough to put a 6 inch layer, and protect the trunk from rodents. Dont want to go through the trouble and expence if it is probably a waste, as I dont have any way of keeping the buds cold.