|Are the dyed mulches safe to use in garden beds? Do they contain any chemicals?|
The dye used is a non-toxic product. The mulch is safe for children, plants and animals.
|Will the color fade from the dyed mulches?|
The mulch is manufactured in a way so that’s made for longevity. The material is aged for a few months after the dye is applied. This process will provide an acceptable time line for the dye to soak into the mulch properly which will allow the color to be consistent throughout the season. It will also help slow down the break-down process of the mulch.
|Do you spread the mulch?|
We do not spread the mulch. We can try and dump the mulch in an area that is most convenient but we do not spread it.
|Does your mulch have termites?|
NO, our mulch does not have termites. Termites like moist areas, once the mulch is applied in a garden bed it will create moisture which can attract termites and allow them to be active. However, termites can’t live in a pile of mulch, once it dries out, they will die. In addition, mulch is NOT a viable food source for them. When applying mulch, it is important to try and leave at least a 6” gap between the bed and the house. Moisture is necessary for any garden, mulch provides the necessary moisture and environment, for a garden bed to thrive.
|What?s the difference between your dyed mulches and your natural mulches?|
Our dyed mulches, which are either the black dyed or brown dyed, have been dyed to give them their color. These types of mulches typically last a little longer than the natural mulches do and don’t break down as quickly. Our natural mulches, which are either the hardwood, bark and leaf mulch (some may refer to it as leaf compost) don’t have any dyes to give them their color. These tend to decompose a little bit quicker than the dyed mulches. All of our mulch is triple shredded.
|What is in your premium compost?|
The compost that we carry is from Laurel Valley Soils. It consists of a number of aged and agricultural bi-products. Some of the products used include hay, straw, peat moss, corn cobs and poultry litter to name a few.
|Do you sell mushroom soil?|
We do not sell mushroom soil, but we do sell premium compost (see above description). Mushroom soil, in some cases, can have a very high acid level and can be harmful to the plants in your garden bed.
|About Compost & Soil|
- Use the screened enriched topsoil not the straight compost
- Till premium compost in the old soil
- Lawn Renovation or topdressing
- Just needs to reseed and enrich – use the premium compost
- Has a lot of divots and bold spots – use the enriched topsoil
|Fill dirt vs Regular soil vs Topsoil|
- Fill dirt we have is recommended to only use for filling in pools, ponds, etc.
- Use for fill
- Do not use for planting grass
- Use for creating a berm
- Use to raise large levels of lawn
- Not screened or treated for weed particles
- Use to plant new grass seed
- Use to create new garden beds
- Use for patching lawns
- 50/50 combination of premium compost and screened soil