We add mulch to our landscape beds to improve appearance, suppress weeds and conserve water.
Why it matters: The cost of mulch is a fraction of the cost of the money and/or time we spend planting and maintaining our beds.
🤔 Instead of choosing mulch based on color, consider what happens to the mulch as it breaks down.
🎍 Pine bark mulch breaks down over time into a beautiful organic soil.
- Perfect for plants and trees that thrive in acidic soils —> like gardenias, hydrangeas, azaleas & Japanese maples.
👉 The method I used for planting my thriving Japanese maple used only pine bark mulch.
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball.
- Put a layer of pine bark mulch at the bottom of the hole.
- Place the root ball in the hole and surround it with pine bark mulch.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- If you’re not sure about the best mulch for your landscaping …
- Take some pictures of what you have and head down to your local nursery for advice.
- My personal favorite is Jemasco Pine Bark Mulch I get from Bruce Miller Nurseries.