What are the advantages of mulch?

Mulch offers many advantages. When applied thick enough, it allows moisture to be retained around plant root systems. We recommend applying mulch 3 inches thick to help with weed control. As stated earlier, mulch breaks down in flowerbeds and returns nutrients to the soil. Lastly, mulch can provide insulation during winter months.

What is mulch?

Mulch is made from hardwood trees and limbs. It is ran through a grinder and screener to create a finished product. Mulch is then aged in large piles until it is ready to be sold. Mulch is 100% organic, and breaks down over time into humus, allowing your soil to become richer in organic nutrients.

Weeds are growing in my mulch a month or two after I spread it in my flowerbed. I thought mulch was supposed to keep weeds from growing. What is wrong?

Historically, we have seen that squirrels, birds or other small animals like to use mulch as a hiding place for nuts, berries and other things they transfer from the surrounding outdoors. Also, in the spring, Maple trees drop “helicopter seeds”. These can root in mulch. We suggest lightly raking through your problem spot to see if you can find what the cause of the problem is. If nothing is noticeable, you can apply Preen to the area.

Why is all the mulch not the same size?

Our mulch is grinded twice, thus it’s commonly referred to as “double-hammered” mulch. The grinders have screens that act as a type of filter in the production process. Natural brown is finer, smaller mulches because of the size screen that is used. Rustic brown is slightly longer in size than natural brown. The painted mulches use a different size screen because larger pieces of wood are needed so the dye can adhere to the product better.

How do you make painted mulch?

Painted mulch is double hammered, hardwood mulch that is painted with an EPA-approved dye. It is one of our most popular sellers. The dye is non-toxic and harmless to you and your pets.

Which mulch is the most eco-friendly?

We recommend our natural or rustic brown for eco-friendly customers. All our mulch is recycled, eco-friendly material, but the natural and rustic brown mulch are the most natural, organic mulch we offer.

Do you do landscaping?

No, we don’t. We focus solely on making and providing organic landscaping products.

I use bags of mulch. Why should I buy mulch in bulk?

Not only are you helping the local recycling effort by buying mulch in bulk, you are also saving a considerable amount of money. On average, one yard of mulch equals 14 bags of mulch. Our least expensive mulch is around $15/yard. An average bag of mulch costs $3.00, so it’s roughly three times cheaper to buy mulch in bulk.

Here’s a link to a chart that shows how many bags of mulch you need to cover various areas and depths.

Is your mulch aged?

Yes. Our mulch is made from trees and limb debris that have aged an average of 4 months prior to it being made into mulch.

Is your mulch treated to repel insects?

No. In order for anyone to sell “treated/insect repelling” mulch, they would need to hold several licenses from federal agencies to ensure that chemical applications to their mulch meet toxicity and safety requirements. We do offer cedar and cypress mulch. Studies show that sometimes, these type of mulches can serve as a “natural repellent”.