Spring is a great time to clean out your planting beds and add new mulch.
What Does Mulch Do?
Mulch helps suppress weeds, retain moisture, moderate soil temperature for plants, and makes your landscape look revived.
Which Mulch is the Best?
All mulch is not created equal. At Colonial we sell only the highest quality bark hardwood mulch. Many lower grade mulches are made from used pallet wood that doesn't retain it's color as long, and can be more likely to attract termites. It's important to choose a material that will suit your exact needs based on location, plant type, soil, and more.
Keep Your Mulch Lasting Longer
Here are some tips to keep your mulch last longer during the hot summer months.
- Apply the mulch in layers between one and three inches thick to encourage oxygen flow and prevent rot.
- Leave space between the base of trees or plants to prevent disease or rot.
- Wood or bark mulch should be watered thoroughly upon installation.
- Consider adding a source of nitrogen to the soil before applying wood mulch, as stores may be depleted during the decomposition process.
Got More Questions About Mulch?
Our trained staff will work with you to find the best mulch for your particual garen. Come see us for the best variety in the tristate in bulk or bags. Bring your truck and we will load it for you or we can deliver for an extra fee.