Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are dyed mulches safe for plants and animals?

A: YES! The colorants used to make our mulches are specially formulated to be nontoxic to plants and animals.

Is there a dumping fee?

A: Yes, trash bags are $.50 each, trash cans $1 each, pick-up trucks vary ($5-$15). We take a look before dumping

Q. Do the colors ever wash off the DYED mulches?

A: NO! Our dye is specially engineered to create an incredible bond with wood fiber. Once the colorant dries, it’s on the mulch permanently. You will not experience any wash-off or leaching. However, all dyed mulches require 6-24 hours of sun drying time before they will become permanent. If the mulch has not been allowed the adequate time to dry (due to rain or watering) some color may wash.

Q. Will termites interact with mulch?

A: Termites tend to interact with most forms of cellulose wood fiber regardless of the source or type. However, mulch is an unattractive source of food because of its small particle size (termites tend to prefer larger masses of wood). If homeowners have problems with termites in their area, the best course of action is preventative care. When placing mulch around the home, common recommendations include keeping a six-inch trench between the top of the mulch and the veneer of the house. An additional measure includes dusting the trench with a termiticide on a yearly basis.

Q. How and when to apply mulch:

A: Spring/summer is the ideal season to apply mulch when soil temperatures are warmer. Remove old mulch before reapplying. Lay a 2-4″ layer of finely processed mulch around annuals and perennials. Avoid mulching directly around stems of plants and trunks of trees. Spread evenly and avoid compacting or matting down. Rake at 4-6 month intervals to rejuvenate beds and allow aeration to plant roots.

Click on the following links for more online articles on Slime Molds

Department of Plant Pathology: Plant Disease Fact Sheets

Slime Molds are unsightly but harmless visitors

Cornell University: Slime Molds Myxomycetes Fact Sheets

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