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
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
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
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
How often is re-mulching
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