Mulch is nothing short of amazing. It stifles weed growth, prevents erosion and compaction, and slows down evaporation. You can potentially cut water usage by fifty percent! There are plenty of different kinds to pick from and we can help you make the right choice.
So what are the best kinds of mulch? That can depend on what you’re covering and the specific look you’re going for.
Double Shredded Hardwood Mulch: A Uniformly Sized natural mulch, brown to brownish red in color with no dye added
Dyed Brown Mulch: A uniformly sized mulch, dark brown, almost chocolate brown in color; the color last longer because of being dyed
Dyed Red Mulch: A uniformly sized red colored mulch; the color lasts longer because of it being dyed
- Use around shrubs, trees and plants to maintain moisture while controlling weeds, and moderating soil temperatures, it also breaks down to add nutrients to the soil
- Under play equipment
- Walking paths through your garden or property
Picking Out The Right Kind Of Mulch
Flower Beds: Wood chips or bark stay put and break down slowly, making a beautiful backdrop for flowering plants.
Beneath Trees: Create protection at the base of the tree. Keeping them safe from mower blades and weed whackers.
When spreading mulch a thin layer will do, about 2 to 3 inches deep will get you the best results. You’ll want to replace mulch every year in garden beds with disease prone plants like roses. Spread the old mulch under trees. If compost is used as mulch wait until its aged, to prevent burning sensitive plants and seedlings. If you have any other questions on mulch, we’ve got you covered!