Maintenance Tips

Color Enhanced Mulch

If you are purchasing one of our color enhanced products try not install it if there is rain in the forecast. Color-enhanced mulches never completely dry in the stock piles at our yard. The colorant takes a minimum of 24 hours to cure to the mulch once spread. Irrigate BEFORE you install mulch. The mulch will retain moisture in the soil once the mulch is spread. If proper installation instructions are followed, the color of your color-enhanced mulches should last for over a year. Our colorants are non-toxic and safe for people and animals. We use the highest quality wood fiber, there is NO construction debris or pallets in any of our mulches, only 100% virgin wood fiber and stump grindings.
Mulching Tips

Maintenance Tips

Installing mulch a minimum of 3 inches and a maximum of 4 inches will deter weed growth. Over time, mulch may begin to fade. You can rake your mulch to refresh the color and/or install a top coat of 1-2 inches per year to restore the original color. Properly installed mulch will last 1-3 years.

Mulch Conserves Water

You may need to reduce irrigation levels when using mulch in wet soil conditions. Mulch conserves water better than stone or pine straw, reducing your water consumption up to fifty percent. Proper aeration and pruning are also essential to maintain proper soil moisture. Overly wet soil may result in the growth of unattractive fungus in your landscape. Always, maintain proper soil moisture and never over irrigate.

Weed Control

Landscape fabric will further eliminate weed growth and slow the decomposition of your mulch. Some gardeners choose not to use fabric because as the mulch decomposes, it adds beneficial organic matter to the soil. For best results, be sure to remove all existing weeds and prepare your soil before you install your mulch.

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