DESIGNER/COLORED WOOD CHIPS
- Very decorative product
- Minimum 3 year life and more
- Enhances flower & shrub areas
- Improves water holding capacity
- Reduces weed propagation
- Reduces water evaporation from the soil surface
- Meets Caltrans standard specifications section 20-2.08
- A complete list of benefits can be found on the Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ) section
Product shall be 3" minus chipped recycled
fir wood, colored with a long lasting, non-toxic mineral dye.
Owner specifies color choice of:
- Standard - Brown & Gold mix or Red
- Special Order - Green, Black or Gold
Advance notice of delivery may be required.
Use rate is 4".
May be purchased from Terra-Verde Industries
949-551-0363 or equalivent supplier.
colors are available?
are the complete benefits to recycled woodchips?
100% Recycled Product
Maintains color for over 3 years
Colors do not run
Effective against erosion and is used
by Caltrans for Erosion Control
Saves on water bills
Provides weed suppression
Moderates soil temperature
Uses natural and safe dyes
Reduces soil compaction
Removes toxic substances
Promotes microorganisms in soil
Gives jobs a finished appearance
Suppress diseases in soil
Fewer chemicals required for weed control
Drip irrigation and colored/natural mulch,
trees, & shrubs will save you a minimum of $3920 per acre per
year on maintenance alone.
Replaces walk-on bark and lasts 10 times
Costs less than bark or fir
Are the colorants safe for my plants and
Yes! The raw materials used to make the colored
mulch are made from naturally occurring colors in the earth's surface.
These colorants, as well as other ingredients in the colored mulch, are
specially formulated to be nontoxic to plants and animals.
How much mulch should I apply?
As a general rule of thumb, you should apply mulch at a depth of 3-4 inches.
Use less mulch for heavy, clay soils and more for lighter, sandy soils.
Will termites interact with mulch?
Termites tend to interact with most forms of cellulose fiber regardless
of the source or type. However, mulch is typically a less attractive source
of food because of its small particle size (termites tend to prefer lager
masses of wood). If homeowners have problems with termites in their area,
the best course of action is preventative care. When placing mulch around
a home, common recommendations include keeping a six inch trench between
the top of the mulch and the veneer on the house. An additional preventative
measure includes dusting the trench with a termiticide an a yearly basis.
Is mulch detrimental to plant growth?
No. Using mulch will actually help your plants grow better by inhibiting
weed growth and preventing weeds broom breaking through the soil. Mulch
also keeps the soil surface cool and helps it retain moisture. Another
added bonus is the beauty and variety that mulch brings to your landscape.
Does the mulch deplete nitrogen levels in the soil?
As the mulch wood breaks down initially, it will use up some of the nitrogen
in the soil. However, after the fiber decomposes, it will restore the
nitrogen back to the soil. The best way to maintain good plant growth
is to implement and follow recommended fertilizer programs, a good horticultural
practice regardless of whether or not mulch is used. For example, you
may want to gently work a specially formulated fertilizer (like 16-9-12,
18-11-12, or 20-10-10) into the soil before mulching. Another alternative
is to use landscape fabric as a barrier to cut down on potential depletion.
How long does the mulch maintain its color?
The mulch will typically maintain its color for up to three years, compared
to other mulches, which turn gray or white after just a few weeks.
Do the colors ever wash off the mulch?
No. Once the colors dry, they are on the mulch permanently. You will not
experience any color wash-off or leaching.
How often is re-mulching required?
Raking the mulch is not necessary, however, it will rejuvenate the beds
and allow additional aeration to plant roots. After about 2 years, rake
the mulch bed, then top dress it with 1-2" of new mulch. Use care not
to over mulch. After 3 years a light spray application will make
the material appear new.
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