What is Mulch?
A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. Reasons for applying mulch include conservation of soil moisture, improving fertility and health of the soil, reducing weed growth and enhancing the visual appeal of the area. A mulch is usually, but not exclusively, organic in nature.
What is Mulch Made Out Of?
A variety of materials are used as mulch: Organic residues: grass clippings, leaves, hay, straw, kitchen scraps comfrey, shredded bark, whole bark nuggets, sawdust, shells, woodchips, shredded newspaper, cardboard, wool, animal manure, etc.
Do you have to remove old mulch before applying new mulch?
For an annual bed, remove old mulch before you till the soil and add compost. If you're applying mulch to a perennial bed, you might be tempted to just add a new layer of mulch on top, but this can cause rot, nutrient starvation, and plant death. Remove as much of the old layers as possible before you add more.
What type of mulch do we sell?
Mulch and ground covers are both excellent options for beautifying your garden. They hold in moisture so plants can flourish and they improve your entire yard’s aesthetic by decreasing weed growth. We sell a variety of mulch including: