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Malvern, PA 19355
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Mulch Info

Black and Brown Dyed Mulch

  • Triple shredded for fine texture
  • Color lasts longer than natural or un-dyed mulches
  • Dye is vegetable-based and is 100% environmentally safe!
  • Very dark color
NOTE: Dyed mulches require 24-48 hours of drying time after spreading to fully cure the dye. Please try not to spread these mulches prior to a rain storm.

Premium Bark Mulch

  • Triple shredded for fine texture
  • Natural medium-to-dark brown color
  • Superior for weed control
  • Knits itself together/resistant to wind and lawn mowers
  • Excellent for mulching steeper grades or banks
  • All bark, no wood

Triple Ground Natural

  • Triple shredded for fine texture
  • Natural dark brown/pretty color
  • Least expensive — great value!
  • Made from mostly hardwoods
  • All organic

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Mulching Tips

6 tips for a more beautiful garden

  1. Mulch around trees — extend mulch several feet from trunk
    • improves appearance
    • protects trees from mower and trimmer damage
    • protects roots from erosion and compacting soil
    • makes mowing and lawn care easier
  2. Mulch around shrubs — cover all bare soil
    • inhibits weeds
    • conserves water
    • creates professional looking landscape
  3. Create decorative mulch borders for...
    • walkways
    • decks & patios
    • swimming pools
  4. Mulch in spring
    • helps establish seedlings
    • protects perennials & bulbs
  5. Mulch in summer — cover all bare soil from 2" to 4"
    • inhibits weeds
    • retains moisture
    • keeps roots cool
  6. Mulch in late fall — 2" to 4" after first hard frost
    • protects roots from frost heaves
    • prevents plant loss from winter and early spring thaws & freezes
    • keeps plant dormant
    • prevents premature opening of buds

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Playground Mulch

  • IPEMA (International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association)
  • Certified to have a fall protection from 12 feet if installed at a depth of 16 inches for a compact depth of 12 inches
  • Used in playgrounds, pool surrounds and walkways
  • Not recommended for use in flower beds
  • Made from 100% natural wood and contains no artificial dyes or chemicals

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Compost & Soils Info

Screened Topsoil

  • Use to fill low areas in yards
  • Use in eroded yard areas
  • Use up against house foundation to pitch water away
  • Can be used to fill in large holes or ditches; to save money use fill dirt then a 2" - 3" layer of topsoil
  • Can be used as a base layer for a raised garden bed

Enriched Topsoil

  • Lighter soil with organic nutrients
  • Plant roots grow faster in a lighter soil
  • Use to build garden beds
  • Use to build raised garden beds
  • Use to top dress yard to grow new grass

Leaf Compost

  • Full of organic nutrients; excellent fertilizer
  • Plants and grass will grow fast
  • Use to mix or roto-till into existing beds to fertilize and lighten soil
  • Use thin layer to cover new grass seed (grass will grow thick and quick)
  • Use in vegetable gardens; straight up or mix in (you will be pleasantly surprised!)

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Decorative & Quarry Stone Info

3/4" Delaware River Rock: these are about the size of a nickel or a quarter

1-3" Delaware River Rock: these are between the size of a golf ball and a baseball

3-7" Delaware River Rock: these are between the size of a baseball and a softball

5-8" Delaware River Rock: these are between the size of a softball and a cantaloupe

8-12" Delaware River Rock: these would best be described as from cantaloupe- to watermelon-sized

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Firewood Info

Better Quality Firewood

  1. Greater quantity of the best hardwoods for longer burning and higher BTUs.
  2. All split firewood has been piled on top of wooden pallets (creates air flow under pile) for better seasoning, less wood debris (much of the debris falls into pallets) and overall better moisture control.
  3. We are still tarping the wood in late fall and winter when the temperature drops.

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