Newnan Mulch Company | Mulch FAQ’s

As one of our top-selling products, mulch is surrounded by a lot of curiosity. Landscaping newbies and veterans alike have questions about the mysterious product that holds so many benefits. Today we are going to cover some of the more frequently asked questions we hear concerning mulch. If you have any other questions that we do not talk about here, feel free to give us a call at (770) 252-0006 or contact us through our website or Facebook. We would love to speak with you and give you any advice and tips you need to get started!

What exactly is mulch?

Simply put, mulch is any type of material that is used to cover the surface of the soil. This can even mean grass clippings, newspaper, shredded leaves, straw, or composted manure. While these types can be good in a pinch, we prefer mulches like cypress mulch and other hardwood mulches to attain the benefits of mulching, along with a pristine and beautiful appearance.

How can mulch benefit my landscaping?

The first benefit that you will notice is the appearance. Mulching around your plant beds can drastically change the appearance of your landscaping for the better. It’s such an inexpensive and simple addition, but it is one of the best things you could do for your yard! Mulch will also work to keep weeds at bay, retain moisture in the soil, and regulate soil temperature.

How much mulch will I need?

To calculate the quantity of mulch needed for a project, measure the size of the area in feet. Take this amount and divide by 100 to gain the number of yards you need to cover that area, 3 inches deep. For example, an area 10′ by 20′ would be 200 square feet in size. (200/100 = 2). In this case, as with all our products, you would need 2 yards, which would cover 3 inches deep. If you are still not sure how much you will need for your yard, just give us a call and our experts will be glad to help you determine the amount before you make a purchase.

Will the dye fade or rub-off?

All wood-based mulches will fade and breakdown. The colorants tend to “set” once the mulch is spread-out and dry. This happens after installation in your yard. Please note that dyed mulch SOMETIMES need 72 hours to cure, with no rain, after you install. Up until that point, colorants can rub-off on hands, clothes and pavement. It’s usually recommended that you work with freshly dyed mulches on a dry day, when no rain is in the forecast. Should it rain before it has cured, you may lose some of the color.

Is the colorant on mulch safe?

Absolutely! The colorant product used on our mulch is formulated to be non-toxic to animals and plants.

Do you have any other recommendations?

As with other wood-based mulches, you should fertilize the plants in your shrub bed with a nitrogen fertilizer before applying your mulch. This will counteract nitrogen depletion in the soil, which occurs when wood mulches breakdown. Some will fade faster than others depending on the nature of the wood in the mulch and the amount of rain and sunlight that the mulch receives.

 

 

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