Mulch for palms
We moved to Lake Havasu City about four months ago and had both our front and back yards landscaped with alot of pinapple palms and pygmy palms.
I recently put in another bed that I mulched with shredded red cedar mulch. I have plenty of the mulch left over and was thinking about mulching around some of the palms with the cedar mulch. I've looked online to see if this type of mulch would be helpful or would hurt these palms but all I could find were articles that said "organic" mulch, without much reference as to the type of organic material used.
We moved here from north central California and I mulched religiously in our gardens, but always kept mulch about 1' away from the base of the plants. I made my own compost and mulch and never used cedar before. For some reason the landscaper planted the back yard palms with some of the roots exposed and am also worried about the cedar burning or otherwise harming the exposed roots and plants.
Does anyone have experience with using the cedar mulch around palms? Would it be ok to put the cedar directly on top of the roots or should I cover with top soil first, then mulch?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!