Newnan Mulch Supplies | Mulch F.A.Q’s

There is a lot of misinformation about mulch that floats around the “grapevine”. We are here to clarify some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about mulch. We hope these answers will help you when it is time to replace or add new mulch for the first time.

Will the dye rub-off or fade in time?

All wood-based mulches will fade and breakdown eventually—it’s just the normal cycle for natural substances like wood. The colorants on the mulch typically “set” once the mulch is spread-out and dry after installation in your yard. Sometimes dyed mulch needs up to 72 hours to cure, without moisture such as rain. That means it may be best to check the weather forecast before you install the mulch. Before that, you may see the colorants rub-off on your hands, clothes and pavements.

Is the colorant safe?

All of the colorant products used on our mulch is specially formulated to be non-toxic to animals and plants so you do not have to worry about the safety of your furry friends and the plants in your yard.

Do I need to apply fertilizer before installing mulch?

We do recommend fertilizing the plants in your shrub bed with a nitrogen fertilizer before applying wood-based mulches. This will work to counteract any nitrogen depletion in the soil which can happen when wood mulch breaks down.

How do you determine how much mulch is needed?

We actually use a specific formula to calculate the amount of mulch needed for a project. First you will want to measure the size of the area in feet. Divide that amount by 100 to determine 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.

How can I learn more about mulch?

If you have more questions about mulch, feel free to give us a call at (770) 252-0006 or contact us online. We are always happy to help answer questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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