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scott in the soo
06-09-2004, 05:29 PM
i need to mulch a bed,, unfortunately, the current mulch is not available in my area anymore.. is it a problem to add a different type of mulch to the bed.....

EagleLandscape
06-09-2004, 05:35 PM
Does it look the same? Or similar?

Can you just take out the existing mulch for a new, fresh, and clean look?

Looky there, this is my 800th post.

dvmcmrhp52
06-09-2004, 08:23 PM
Just cover it with the new mulch,who will know the mulch underneath is different?

Lombardi
06-10-2004, 11:20 AM
Removing the old mulch is a waste of time for you and a worthless expense for the customer. Add 2-3" of new mulch and you won't see the old stuff.

RedWingsDet
06-10-2004, 11:54 PM
if you want to do it the right, professional way, remove the old mulch, plus some dirt if need be, lay new mulch, and if you want lay weed barrier, but weed barrier doesnt really help any once the seeds get into the mulch itself.

Lombardi
06-11-2004, 08:41 AM
Please note that the previous post is from a "professional" teenager who is posting 9 times a day since joining in May 2004.
Mark (owner), please inform us all as to why it is necessary to remove old mulch and how many times have you done this type of job.
It is absolutely not necessary to remove old mulch prior to adding new. Work smarter, not harder.

odorisio
06-11-2004, 04:50 PM
The mulch decomposes anyway. The only time ive had to remove mulch is on a commercial lot where the parking lot medians were mulched and over time there was too much and it would just fall out the sides so we cut it back and put new mulch in.

T Edwards
06-11-2004, 05:48 PM
Hey, hey.....good call Lombardi !!

How true, how true.

I'm still chuckling.