Mulch is the term used for a variety of both organic and inorganic products which are applied to your garden as decorative ground cover, as a soil improvement, and to conserve water usage. Wood mulch comes in a number of varieties that feed the soil as they decompose, improve the look of your garden, and help retain soil moisture all at the same time. Mother Nature has her own way of mulching the woods by spreading a nice layer of leaves each fall. Of course, we don't do that here. Consider the following.
With a wide range of wood based mulch to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which type to lay down over your garden beds. Here's a list of the most common types, and why, or why not you should choose these mulches for your landscaping needs.
*Double Ground Hardwood Bark Mulch is one of the most popular mulches because it looks so great once you put it down. It is also an excellent choice when it comes to water conservation, since it provides a solid barrier against moisture evaporation. The shredded bark will not only trap moisture in your flower beds better than large chips, but since it decomposes quicker, it more readily adds nutrients to the soil as well.
*Golden Cedar Mulch is the cream of the crop. Because cedar mulch has natural oils in the wood that repel insects it's the perfect choice for wood mulch, especially in areas where termites are common. The cedar can gray on top over time, but an occasional light raking will bring that glorious gold color and fresh cedar scent back to the top.
*Colored Mulch has become our most popular mulch alternative. It's composed of wood chips or shredded wood that has been dyed red, brown or black color. If you are particular about the appearance of your landscaping, colored mulch is the way to go. The eco-safe dyes are colorfast, and can retain their color through multiple seasons. One note about our dyed mulch, compared to some others around that allow the dye to be a way to hide the real condition of the wood. We don't use mulch from yard industrial waste, which can contain foreign matter you don't want in your garden.
*Wood Chips & Playground Mulches are both functional, natural wood mulches to help reclaim an area for safe play or walking. Ask for help picking out the right product for the right application.
1 cubic yard of mulch will cover approximately 150 sq. feet at 2 inches deep.
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