Natural Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by SECTLANDSCAPING, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. SECTLANDSCAPING

    SECTLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    So far the majority of clients have been requesting cedar and hemlock mulch this year. A few wanted cedar because of the natural oils that prevent insects others just didnt want the dye. For a while everyone wanted dye colors but that seems to have changed now. The dyes seems to fade and decompose the faster too.

    This got me thinking of natural mulch. I never tried using it. It looks like woodchips and mix of other random wood pieces. Its around $10-$20 cheaper then the others but I dont know much about it. Is there any drawback to using natural mulch?

    I dont want to sell someone on something thats not good.
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mulch is natural at least the good stuff is. Most your red mulch is ground up 2x4 's from construction sites.
     
  3. SECTLANDSCAPING

    SECTLANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
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    This is what I'm talking about. I have two suppliers selling this.
    http://www.galesferryhorticulture.com/products-mulch-natural.html

    I shoudlve clarified it better. All the mulches listed are natural but this is a blend thats offered that I'm not to sure about.
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    If your talking about the wood chips ,that stuff is ok if your doing an area with a bed of trees away from the house.It's a filler ,the other ones are better for around the house.
     

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