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What kind of mulch in NY

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by meth, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. meth

    meth LawnSite Member
    from 10940
    Messages: 121

    Just purchased a new house out in the country and re-doing some of the beds, I have to re-mulch the entire house so I am trying to figure out which mulch type is the best use. Regardless of cost I would like something that is insect resistant and hopefully that the voles won't like. I know Cedar is probably a good choice, but I heard its not good for around trees (because of the oils) and that it breaks down and fades too easily. Is the better choice cypress then? I don't want to go with that red dyed stuff, had it in my old house and it fades way to quickly and was a haven for bugs.

    Anyone out here have any expertise in this? I went to the supplier and they were puching the black mulch as the "new in thing", however I am not sure what its made from or if it holds up to fading?
  2. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    black ceder mulch is great bugs dont really like it . it looks nice and smells good too. by me the mulch holds its color great but it varies by supplier. it should hold its color for 2-3 seasons
  3. meth

    meth LawnSite Member
    from 10940
    Messages: 121

    Thanks for the reply - that is the way I am leaning right now - looks nice

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