Choose the correct mulch

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are many types of mulching material available today for your landscape beds. However, it’s wise to ask where the mulch your contractor is going to use is from, and more importantly what it is made of. With modern day equipment, producers of mulch can grind up practically any wood material available to them, from landscape debris, to tree stumps and pallets; all if it can go into the grinder and come out as mulch. If you have a large area that does not have sensitive plant material present, this may be a fine choice given that the cost of this type of mulch is usually very low. If however you are looking for a more uniform and plant friendly material, look for a double shredded hardwood bark mulch. This type of mulch is more fibrous and will knit together better than a wood chip mulch. This will help keep it in place longer, and provide a better weed barrier and moisture control blanket for your plants.

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