All Natural Ground Cover
About Our Mulch
3xM Grinding & Compost’s combination of natural resources creates highly nutritious mulch to help grow healthy plants. We offer some of the best organic mulch for sale in Olathe, Colorado.
*no added chemicals, no sludge, no growth hormones, all organic
Types of Mulch
There are two parent categories to mulch: organic and inorganic. What is in these categories of mulches determine the quality and effectiveness they have on your landscape.
What’s in Organic Mulch?
Organic mulches area made with materials that were once living. This includes straw, grass, wood chips, pine needles, compost, leaves and more.
Organic mulch is a excelleant choice when it comes to choosing the type of mulch you’d like to use for your soil. Because it is organic, it provides nutrients to your soil, which in-turn helps feed your plants. It is important to get your mulch from a reliable source and know the origin of where it came from. We say this because mulch can contain weed seeds or chemicals, which is the last thing you want to spread around your garden or food producing plants.
What’s in Inorganic Mulch?
Inorganic mulches contain plastics, rubber chips, fabrics and geotextiles.
Inorganic mulches tend to do a good job of holding moisture and they do not need to be replaced as frequently as its organic cousin. However as these types of materials do start to decompose, it can be detrimental to your soil and the environment.
Benefits of Organic Mulch
Use Around These and More:
- Play Areas
- Spread 2 to 6″ Where Needed
- Keep Out of Reach of Children
- Do Not Inhale
- Not for Consumption
- Wash Hands After Handling
Why Use Mulch?
Mulch is primarily used in gardens or farms to retain moisture in soil and deter weeds. Mulch also helps keep your soil’s temperature cool in the hot season and helps prevent frost in the winter season. Not only that but, mulch also adds a well maintained, attractive look to any garden or landscape.
How to Use Mulch
Step 1: How Much Mulch
First determine the size of the area that needs mulch so you know how much mulch you will need. Use our calculator to help with the calculation!
Step 2: Prep the Area
Once you have your mulch, you must prepare the area before laying down the mulch. Make sure the area is clean of any dried leaves, sticks, weeds and other debris. Once the area is cleaned, water or wet it down and apply herbicide to help with prevent weeds from germinating.
Step 3: Add Your Mulch
Once the area is prepped, add mulch to the area in small piles and use your hands or a rake to spread it. Get as close to the base of your plants as possible.
Step 4: Measure Your Mulch
You should have a minimum of 2-4 inches of mulch. If you do not have enough mulch, weeds will push through and if you have too much mulch, it will prevent water from reaching your soil.
Step 5: Add Water
To help settle the new mulch into its new space, do a final watering. You don’t need to over-soak the mulch, but just enough to reach the soil will welcome it in.