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General Benefits of Mulching:

Layers of mulch form an excellent weed barrier and cooler root zone for vigorous growth. Mulch reduces evaporation for less watering and helps prevent soil erosion. It is recommended that you apply 2”– 4” of mulch to maximize the benefits.

Shredded Bark Mulch: consists of mainly bark (80-90%), which will break down within 2-5 years. As it breaks down, mulch will add nutrients to your soil, improving the over-all soil structure. Our mulch has good weight characteristics for staying in place. Most people like to top up a little each year to keep that fresh look; to maintain all the benefits, is it important to refresh your mulch every few years. We recommend that you come in to see the different mulches before ordering, as the major difference between them are simply the way they look.

Our Bark mulches have distinct advantages over coloured recycled wood mulches – less colour wash off, more organic matter going into the soil, more water retention, and less risk of toxins leaching into the soil from contaminated wood. Live Mulch, recommended as a soil amendment to improve soil structure & an excellent choice to mulch vegetable gardens. OMRI listed and safe for organic use.

Classic Cedar

Freshly ground white cedar bark releasing a strong cedar aroma. Golden brown colour that greys with age.

  • Fibrous texture mats together to hold mulch in place and provide a clean finish
  • Forms a natural weed barrier, resisting airborne weed seeds
  • Retains soil moisture
  • Long lasting; slow decomposition
  • pH: 5.5 to 7.0

Contractor Mulch

Finely ground blend of woody substrates, hardwood barks and softwood barks. Natural pale brown, tan colour ages to warm, dark brown.

  • Enhances moisture retention
  • Increases weed suppression
  • Excellent for mulching commercial scale plantings

Enhanced Black Bark

Coloured mulch processed from hardwood substrates. Ground to a uniform, fibrous texture.

  • Ground and aged for stability
  • Acts as a natural weed barrier, making it difficult for airborne seeds to take root
  • Pigment used during the colouring process is a natural iron oxide
  • Can be used to complement the landscape by adding colour

Enhanced Black Cedar

Colour enhanced freshly ground cedar.

  • Fibrous texture knits together to hold mulch in place, giving a clean and professional finish
  • Acts as a natural weed barrier, making it difficult for airborne seeds to take root
  • Holds soil moisture, moderating the effects of dry, hot summer days
  • Pigment used during the colouring process is a natural iron oxide
  • Can be used to complement the landscape by adding colour
  • Neutral pH

Enhanced Chocolate Bark

Coloured mulch processed from hardwood substrates. Ground to a uniform, fibrous texture.

  • Ground and aged for stability
  • Acts as a natural weed barrier, making it difficult for airborne seeds to take root
  • Pigment used during the colouring process is a natural iron oxide
  • Can be used to complement the landscape by adding colour

Enhanced Red Pine

Colour enhanced pine processed from freshly ground bark – uniform in texture and possessing a fresh pine aroma.

  • Acidic pH helps condition and free up nutrients in basic soil
  • Acts as a natural weed barrier, making it difficult for airborne seeds to take root
  • Holds soil moisture, moderating the effects of dry, hot summer days
  • Pigment used during the colouring process is a natural iron oxide
  • Can be used to complement the landscape by adding colour

Enhanced Red Cedar

Bright red in colour enhanced freshly ground cedar.

  • Fibrous texture knits together to hold mulch in place, giving a clean and professional finish
  • Acts as a natural weed barrier, making it difficult for airborne seeds to take root
  • Holds soil moisture, moderating the effects of dry, hot summer days
  • Pigment used during the colouring process is a natural iron oxide
  • Can be used to complement the landscape by adding colour
  • Neutral pH

Hemlock

Hemlock Mulch is a natural bark product ground to uniform size with small nugget like texture, purplish dark red in colour and slow to decompose.

  • Shredded hemlock mulch
  • Small nugget like texture, purplish dark red in colour
  • Excellent weed control in areas where chemical control cannot be used
  • Holds soil moisture, moderating the effects of dry, hot summer days
  • Neutral pH

Pine

Reddish brown in colour, aging to dark brown/black. Made from freshly ground pine bark. Gives a fresh pine aroma.

  • Shredded pine mulch
  • Pine bark containing greater than 75% bark fiber and less than 25% wood fiber
  • Fresh aroma, red to rusty brown colour with minimal composted bark fiber present
  • Low pH decomposing pine helps condition soil
  • Proven weed control unlike any other – SPM has the best weed control in areas where chemical control cannot be used
  • Holds soil moisture, moderating the effects of dry, hot summer days

Live Mulch

Live mulch is a dark organic mulch blend of high quality compost products. Can be used as a mulch; to cultivate into soil to improve soil aeration and fertility; to protect plant roots from harsh winter environments.

  • Blend of high quality compost products used to build soil life
  • Contributor of beneficial microbes
  • Acidic pH
  • High organic matter content
  • Low salt content
  • pH 5.5 – 7.0
  • OMRI listed for organic use

OMRI Listed

Bark Nuggets and Mini Nuggets

  • Pine Bark Nuggets
  • Controls weed growth
  • Reduces watering frequency by keeping soil moisture

You don’t know how much you need? Call us or come in with your dimensions, we can help!