Not all hardwood mulches are the same. It’s important to select the proper mulch for the health and need of your landscape gardens. The common choices of mulch are: Pine Bark Mulch, Shredded Hardwood Bark Mulch, and the most common we apply Black, Brown and Red Hardwood Mulch.
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|Property Management Services||Basic||Premium||A La Carte|
|Hardwood Mulch Installation|
|Re-Apply Approx. 1” layer|
|Apply Herbicide Pre-Emergent|
|Dig Tapered Garden Edge Air Barrier|
|Premium Shredded Mulch|
|Select Brown, Natural, Black Hardwood Mulch|
|Complete Garden Restoration Service|
|Remove Mulch & Expose Weeds|
|Hand Dig & Remove Weeds|
|Liquid Herbicide Application|
|Repeat Hand Digging Weed Removal|
|Shape & Prune Shrubs & Ornamental Trees|
|Tool Usage Charge|
|Install 2”- 2 ½” Premium Hardwood Mulch|
|Remove, Load & Dispose Garden Debris|
Pine Bark Mulch: Not common to the northeast area. Very commonly found in the south and south west. It is a good mulch for general landscape plantings. Negatives: The pine needles blow away over time from the landscapes beds. The pine needles often attracts termites, and they do not break down into the soil to add nutrients well.
Shredded Hardwood Bark Mulch: This mulch is made from 100% tree bark. It contains a high level of nutrients as it decomposes which improves the soil in your gardens. This mulch is often times labeled as double and triple grounded shredded mulch which simply means the tree bark was put through a shredder two or three times. This is the best mulch choice for your gardens soil and plant health. Often times this mulch is hard to locate authentic material and more costly to purchase. Other mulch is often mislabeled as shredded hardwood bark mulch.
Red, Brown (dyed and natural) and Black Hardwood Mulch: This mulch is the most commonly sold and installed. The mulch includes ground up wood and wood pallets is dyed (often several times) to obtain the color of choice. This product does well to keep weeds down but adds little to no nutritional value to the soil. These mulches often pull nitrogen from the soil as the wood decomposes. We rarely sell red, often install dyed triple black but the current trend is natural brown. The brown natural product does not contain any dye.
Compost: Compost is a preferred product to add nutritional value to your gardens. Most of the compost is made from leaves, old vegetable garden material, and mushroom compost. Sometimes the local town offers free compost from the material they have picked up and ground up during the season. This finely composed material does not make for a good mulch product as it includes a lot of weed seeds as well. If requested, we can add a good compost to your landscape beds when preparing for mulch.
Ingram Lawn & Garden uses the proper techniques to prepare, install and maintain landscape gardens. This process is more labor intensive up front but will provide less maintenance over the course of the season and prove a more lasting improved visual result. Additional services for landscape beds include:
Talk to the professionals at Ingram Lawn & Garden for a consultation and estimate, call 267-844-3733