Why Mulch ?

If you're looking for a way to save lots of time in the garden, look no further than mulch. Mulching your flower and vegetable bed will drastically reduce the amount of time spent weeding, watering and fighting pests.

  • Mulch conserves moisture.
  • Mulch reduces weed growth.
  • Mulch protects plants from winter’s freeze-thaw cycles.
  • Mulch moderates soil temperature.
  • Mulch reduces slope erosion.
  • Mulch improves the appearance of your garden giving it a consistent and finished look.

 

How Much Mulch do I need?

Handy Tips

  • Soak mulch before or immediately after applying it to gardens.
  • Never plant through dry mulch, especially during hot weather.
  • Because dry mulch will draw moisture from the soil and tender plants, water gardens thoroughly when applying mulch.
  • Sandy soils dry out quickly and often benefit from a slightly deeper mulch layer.
  • The mulched area should cover as much of the root zone as possible.
  • Mulch naturally decays adding valuable organic matter to the soil, so add more mulch as needed during the season.

Which Mulch?

The Xylem range of mulches includes:

Hardwood  Multipurpose medium textured mulch providing the rich fragrance of oak and a beautiful, dark natural color.
Western Red Cedar  Popular for its unique aroma; decomposes and weathers slowly and has natural insect repellant properties. Ideal for roses.
Golden Cypress Ideal for controlling the most extreme moisture and temperature conditions. Excellent at holding moisture.
XylemMat™ Specialized woodchip to minimize hazards and increase accessibility in playgrounds.

Plus Designer Shades Dyed Recycled Mulch - Red, Black, Brown and Gold 

ColorScape Dyed Natural Mulch - Red, Black, Brown and Gold

 

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