mixing two types of mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by scott in the soo, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    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.....
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    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.
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Just cover it with the new mulch,who will know the mulch underneath is different?
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    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.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    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.
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 538

    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.
  7. odorisio

    odorisio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    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.
  8. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Hey, hey.....good call Lombardi !!

    How true, how true.

    I'm still chuckling.

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