Soundside
Recycling

7565 Caratoke Hwy
Jarvisburg, NC 27947
Tel: 252-491-8666
Fax: 252-491-5454

- SHINGLE RECYCLE
- MATERIAL PRICES
- YARD WASTE
- MULCH BENEFITS
- C&D MATERIALS
- WASTE HAULERS
- QUESTIONS
- CALCULATOR

Hrs of Operation:

Mon thru Fri
8am to 4:30pm

 

MULCH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Mulching is one of the most important ways to maintain healthy landscape plants. A mulch is any material applied to the soil surface for protection or improvement of the area covered. Mulching is really nature's idea. Nature produces large quantities of mulch all the time with fallen leaves, needles, twigs, pieces of bark, spent flower blossoms, fallen fruit and other organic material.

Are the colorants safe for my plants and animals?
Yes! The raw materials used to make the colorants are made from naturally occurring colors found in the earth's surface. These colorants, as well as the other ingredients are specially formulated to be nontoxic to plants and animals.

How much mulch should I apply?
As a general rule of thumb, you should apply mulch at a depth of 2-4 inches. Use less mulch for heavy, clay soils and more for lighter, sandy soils.

How long does the mulch maintain its color?
Color enhanced mulch will typically maintain its color for more than one year, compared to other mulches, which turn gray or white after just a few weeks.

Do the colors ever wash off the mulch?
No. Once the colors dry, they are on the mulch permanently. You will not experience any color wash-off or leaching.

Will termites interact with mulch?
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 a home, common recommendations include keeping a six inch trench between the top of the mulch and the veneer on the house. An additional preventative measure includes dusting the trench with a termite treatment on a yearly basis.

Is mulch detrimental to plant growth?
No. Using mulch will actually help your plants grow better by inhibiting weed growth and preventing weeds from breaking through the soil. Mulch also keeps the soil surface cool and helps it retain moisture. Another added bonus is the beauty and variety that mulch brings to your landscape.

How often is re-mulching required?
Raking the mulch at 4-6 month intervals will rejuvenate the beds and allow additional aeration to plant roots, which is beneficial for plant growth. After about a year (and on a yearly basis thereafter), rake the mulch bed, then top dress it with 1-2" of new mulch. Use care not to over-mulch

We can customize your mulch to your landscaping needs with any color you desire. 
All of the color enhanced mulch is processed and colored on our premises.
Call us If you need a sample color of our mulch 252-491-8666


Our Purpose at Soundside Recycling is to reclaim useable materials
that would otherwise stock pile as waste in our landfills.

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