Looking For Mulch Landscaping Ideas? Get Your Topsoil Into Top Form With These 5 Tips 

By April 12, 2019 Blog

ReNature Products LLC, firmly planted in the Garden State, produces high-quality mulch for commercial buyers. Our roots run deep, nestled between boardwalks and lush farmlands lining the shores of the Atlantic. And each year, like clockwork, springtime signals high time for landscaping. With rain and sun in equal footing, the soil is ripe for turnover. Gardens are gifted with new bulbs. Parks and playgrounds are graded and resurfaced for safety. Nurseries are fully stocked and open for business.

Everything old is new again.

That’s why we call ourselves “ReNature”—an ode to the natural cycle of “Mother Nature” and the rebirth of the planet’s thriving vegetation. At the center of it all is our organic wood mulch, a trusted product for green thumb enthusiasts and commercial companies. 

What is Organic Mulch?

When spread over soil, mulch collects moisture, suppresses weeds, and keeps the ground temperature cool. Organic mulch, in particular, enriches soil fertility and improves water drainage as it decomposes over time.

Organic types of mulch include:

  • Shredded bark or wood chips
  • Hay and/or straw
  • Leaves and grass clippings
  • Newspapers
  • Compost 

With all-natural nutrients permeating the ground, microorganisms have a dense feed. This delicate incubation breeds the growth of good microbes. As you can see, there’s more to mulch than mere ground cover. For dirt, clay, and sandy soil, mulch options may differ entirely.

So, let’s “root” for good habits with our guide to Mulching And Manicuring 101.

Low Maintenance Mulch: Choose Wood Chips or Bark

Wood is more durable, takes longer to break down, and needs replenishing less often. Popular wood chippings include cedar, pine, spruce, and hemlock. Aesthetically, shredded wood or bark gives a rustic feel complementing trees, shrubs, and walkways. Functionally, it’s easy to remove and won’t gum up your yard or parking lot withstanding weather conditions. Economically, if you choose a wholesaler, like us, organic wood mulch will be vastly discounted.    

How to Apply Mulch

  • Most experts recommend a two to three-inch layer of mulch as a foundation, then an additional inch to garden beds every spring or fall.
  • But don’t suffocate your greenery – provide an inch of space or more separating mulch from the base of tree trunks, shrubs, florals, and vegetables. Mulch acts as a water basin, and too much moisture can cause rotting if you’re not careful.
  • Don’t overapply mulch. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, a thick spread can cause roots to grow shallow. When this happens, plants roots are susceptible to dying off especially if weather patterns experience an extended dry period.  
  • Mind your environment. Just by adding mulch cover, you’ll also reduce soil erosion and sediment runoff. Research by Day and Virginia Tech graduate student, David Mitchell, found that bare soil lost about five times as much sediment than soil protected with mulch.
  • Selecting a lighter compost, such as fresh grass clippings, can affect soil pH and may cause nutrient deficiencies and a possible buildup of toxins.

ReNature Products LLC is one of the largest recyclers in the Philadelphia and Baltimore regions to produce and sell high-quality, organic wood mulch for the benefit of garden centers, landscapers, large property management associations, and the like.

So, why do wood chips make us so… chipper? Because we’re dedicated to turning wood scraps into useful sustenance.

From our backyard to yours, how can we help you?