how to choose the right mulch for your project

How To Choose The Right Mulch For Your Project

Which Is Right For Your Project?

Spring is coming quickly for the Midwest which means snow is melting and your yard and landscape will quickly be revealed for the world to see. We understand that when it comes time to choose the right mulch for your project, the task might be a little daunting because of all the different options there are. What factors need to be considered when choosing your mulch? The project type? Aesthetic? Your location? What plants will be planted there? There are so many different factors that can go into the decision, but what is actually important?

Your environment and project type are probably two of the more important factors to focus on when it comes to choosing a mulch for your project. When taking into consideration location, if you live in the Midwest – where we are located, you know that the changing seasons can be rough on your lawn, landscape, and garden, and there might be certain mulches that insulate your project a little bit better throughout the colder months, providing a better fit than others. On the opposite spectrum, in the more warmer states, you might find more homeowners opting with a more rock based mulch for their landscapes because it absorbs heat better.

The second most important thing to think about when choosing the right mulch for your project is WHAT your project actually is! If you are brainstorming mulches for your landscaping your choices will be different than if you are looking at mulches for your garden. For example, when finding the right mulch for your garden, you will want to take into consideration a coverage more along the lines of compost, grass clippings, or even leaves – something that will provide nutrients to your soil and help your plants grow. Whereas if you are looking for the right mulch to accent your home in your landscaping around your house, you might want to look into colored wood chips and shredded wood in order to bring out the beauty of your home in the best way possible.
Since shredded wood and wood chips are some of the most popular types of mulch for homeowners and businesses to use for their landscape projects, we want to dive into some of the various mulch options that we here at Cannonsburg Wood Products offer.

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Color Enhanced Mulch

Color enhanced mulches are the perfect ground cover to add some pop to your homes landscape. You can choose a deep brown or black to contrast a lighter colored home, or you might decide to go with a rich gold or red to bring out the color of your plants and flowers. Whatever your setup is, a colored mulch is a great way to enhance the beauty for your home.

Natural Ground Covers

We also offer various natural ground cover options for your home that lean more on the organic and natural side of the spectrum, keeping your landscape looking natural and fresh. Cedar mulch, wood chips, red pine bark, and other mulches are all neutral colors and great options if you want to keep a more natural look to your homes landscape.

Other Products that we offer as alternative ground covers depending on your project include Dairy Doo, playground mix mulch, pine straw, sawdust, mushroom compost, and topsoil/fill sand. All of these alternative products will fit your needs for gardening, playgrounds, farming, and more! If you have questions about any of the products we offer, please contact us today! Our team will be happy to help you find the right product for your project.

At the end of the day, each project is so unique that there is no perfect guide to finding the right mulch for your project. Since you know your home and area better than anyone else, it’s up to you to decide what you want to use for ground cover around your home. However, if you do find yourself struggling to make a decision about the mulch you want to use, feel free to contact us today, and ask us questions about what might be the best mulch for your project, and we will be happy to help in any way that we can.

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