Alexandria, OH 43001
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 11:30 am
In general, the heat generated from the composting process will kill just about anything in the mulch piles. Also, a thin layer of mulch is not an ideal environment for termites. They prefer dark, solid and isolated environments
After an extended rainy period it is common to have fungus and mushrooms growth on our mulch. It is not harmful to plants but is unsightly. It is easily removed with a shovel. To help avoid the growth of this mold and other fungi, avoid applying the mulch more than 2 inches thick.
Once mulch colorant is locked onto wood fiber, the color permanently bonds and does not wash off. However, even using proper application procedures, stains can occur. Even if the color looks dry, precautions should be taken to avoid staining driveways, sidewalks. Mulch should be laid on tarp when possible, and water should be applied to the surfaces before mulch is set down. Once the mulch is distributed, wash the area or tarp with warm, soapy water to prevent the color from permanently staining the surface. In addition, to prevent staining your skin, wear gloves during the application process.
Our mulches are not treated with any sort of chemicals or pesticides. The composting process naturally kills bacteria, seeds and insects.
Misconceptions abound regarding compost, but with a little knowledge it’s easy to see the value in the benefits of compost and preserving our valuable natural resources.
Absolutely! In addition to holding in moisture and deterring weed growth our Earth Blend Leaf Compost also provides important macro and micro nutrients to help plants grow healthy and strong.
Regardless of the source, composting, organic matter will release an odor during the composting process. It’s true with hardwood mulch, animal manure, yard waste and other types of compost. But that’s an indication of the beneficial activity going on within the compost. A slight odor will remain until it is spread, tilled, or watered in and will quickly diminish within a day or two.
The composting process produces heat which is the property that kills many of the weed seeds, bugs and other undesirables. It’s generally recommended that all compost should be watered in after application. If used as a lawn topdressing, water in twice a day for the first week to avoid plant stress and to assure the nutrients get into the root zone.
It may be hard to believe but there isn’t a down side! Through the use of recycling and the beneficial use of organic waste, we are all helping to relieve the growing problem of overcrowded landfills. And compost will help you grow healthier plants with larger, more colorful flowers and greater vegetable yields!
We can typically get a delivery out within 24 hours. Please give us 1 day to set up your delivery.
Our trucks are unable to drive off any paved road or path and will not be able to fit through gated fences.