Mulch and Bark
Organic mulches are typically bark chips, wood
grindings, or pole peelings. Mulches cover and cool soil, minimize
evaporation, reduce weed growth and slow erosion. Mulched planting beds
and tree rings are an ideal attractive replacement for turf or rock
Chipped tree bark (commonly pine) ranges in size
from 2" to 3" (large bark) and 1" to 2" (medium bark). The large and
medium bark is more decorative than the smaller bark and mulch products.
Supreme Mulch (small bark)
mulch ranges in size from 1/2" to 1" in diameter. The smaller bark may
be more usable in the small planter or garden type situation but where
the bark look is desired. Also good for play areas, under swings, etc.
Deco Shred Mulch
shred mulch ranges in size from 2" to 3" in diameter and is usually
brown in color. Deco shred is a mix of bark and shredded wood, an
economical ground cover.
Pole Peelings Mulch
mulch is thin 3" pieces of shredded material which resembles large wood
whittlings. Pole peelings are blonde in color, an economical ground
Wood Chips Mulch
Wood chips mulch consists of thin 2"
chips, which are blonde in color. All of the products listed above are
most often a pine or fir product. The color will change to silver/gray
Aspen mulch ranges from 1" to 3" in diameter and is
brown to gray in color. Aspen mulch has a small percentage of pine bark
and chips added to prevent mildew.
Cedar mulch, a
fibrous material (1" to 3" pieces) made from shredded cedar bark, is
our most popular mulch product. It has an attractive reddish color, a
pleasant smell and is a natural insect repellent. The top layer will
change in color to a silver/gray with age.
Second Harvest Mulch
harvest mulch is available in brown, gold, red, and rose colors. It is
made from recycled construction material such as pallets, 2 x 4's, etc.
and is dyed with a non toxic dye. Because it is dyed, the color will
last longer than that of natural mulches.
Sierra Chips Mulch
chips mulch is made from aged spruce and are flat 1/2" to 2",
rectangular shaped chips. Sierra chips are a medium to a dark brown
Not stocked by all stores, available by special order.
shredded fibrous material usually dark red in color. This material
creates a blanket that is wind resistant. Coverage approximately 100
square feet per cubic yard at 2" depth.