Mulching is one of the easiest and most beneficial practices you can use in the garden. We define mulch as a protective layer of material that is spread on top of the soil. It can either be organic – such as grass clippings, pinestraw, bark chips, and similar materials – or inorganic – such as stones, brick chips, and plastic.
Organic mulches improve the condition of the soil. As these mulches slowly decompose, they provide organic matter which helps keep the soil loose. This improves root growth, increases the infiltration of water, and also improves the water-holding ability of the soil. Organic matter is also a source of plant nutrients and provides an ideal environment for beneficial soil organisms. Our horticulturists have identified some of the most important benefits for mulch.
- Controls weeds
- Prevents soil erosion
- Provides insulation in winter
- Conserves moisture
- Adds texture, color, & contrast to the landscape
- Provides a finished look to your garden and reduces maintenance costs
Tip: We recommend keeping approximately a 3-inch layer of mulch on your flower beds year round.
TYPES OF MULCH:
Hardwood Mulch gives a rich, warm, healthy look to your landscape. Holds moisture well.
Dyed Brown Mulch is a deep and vibrant mahogany color.
Dyed Red Mulch has a terracotta tone that contrasts well with plants and shrubbery.
Cedar Mulch gives a rich, golden, classy look to your landscape. Will not mat, resists breakdown and provides resistance to insects longer.
Walnut Dyed Cypress Mulch gives a rich, walnut dark brown color. Breaks down slowly for a long lasting mulch.
Pine Bark Mulch offers a warm chestnut color and gives a rich, woodsy feeling to your landscape.
Pine Bark Nuggets is a premium, mulching product that is decay and insect resistant offering a different texture to your landscape.
Cypress Mulch gives a rich, blond, lighter look to your landscape. The longest lasting mulch.
Quick Straw is a natural garden mulch that helps to deter weeds, trap moisture and prevent topsoil erosion.
Pricing and availability subject to change. Selection varies by location. Bulk mulch sold at year-round locations only.