Mahogany, Fine Grind

Long-Lasting Vibrant Mulch

Few things beautify a landscape and add more value to your home than accenting your flower beds with a vibrant color-enhanced mulch.  Fine grind mahogany is a delightful choice to accent the soft texture of flower petals.  What stage performer dosn't desire a backdrop from which to project him or herself?  Are flower petals different? 

Fine texture adds a refined uniform appeal to its surroundings.  The gentleness of the particle size brings a soft contribution that a medium size does not.  The colors of small flowers  tend to float upon the gentle texture of fine grind mulches, as opposed to hiding in a roughness of medium grind mulches.

42
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1-5 cubic yards purchased

Mulch

35
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6 plus yards, volume discount

Mulch

Considerations on Color

Color-enriched Mahogany Mulch is replicates the color of California's redwood mulch without the high cost of long-distance transport.  The deep rusty brown color brings a fertile look to your garden.

Benefits of Fine Grind Mahogany Mulch

  • Attractive look of color & texture
  • 2 - 3 year color retention
  • Reduces water loss
  • Supresses weeds
  • Insulates against hot & cold
  • Promotes a beneficial enviroment for soil biology: earthworms, antinomicyetes, bacteria & fungi.
  • Adds nutrients

Recommended Uses

  • A great tool for accenting any other red color tones that you may want to draw attention to in your larger landscape, for example the brick or trim of a structure.
  • Works well in flower beds where a gardener may want to focus the attention of on lookers toward the small and delicate colors of the plants growing there.

Directions for Use

  • Confirmation  -  Be sure to cross reference the product on your receipt of purchase to confirm you are reading the directions of use for the correct product.
  • Location of use  -  Our fine grind mulches work best when they are used in beds where small bedding plants will be grown.  A benefit of the fine grind mulches is their refined texture that amplifies the colors and textures of bedding plants.
  • Wind erosion - Fine grinds small particle size makes it vulnerable to wind erosion.  Because of this, the longevity of the mulch will be enhanced when it is used in protected areas, such as near a building, garden structure, trellis, hedge or dense tree foliage.  Also refer to depth when considering prolonging the mulches service.
  • Weed barrier - A barrier is considered optional. We have seen many successful mulched beds both with and without weed barrier. One consideration for forgoing a weed barrier is the ineraction of the life in the soil with the mulch layer. Without a barrier, biology such as earthworms are more easily able to thrive in the area where the soil and the mulch mingle.  Another consideration for going without is that when you allow the longer spears of mulch to drive into the soil and mingle with it, a bond is formed that contributes to the lower level of mulch remaining in place.  Whereas the opposite is true when a weed barrier is present. The barrier may form a fault line where the wind can easily lift the mulch particles away.
  • Depth - We recomend a depth of between 2 - 4" of fine grind be used when mulching a flower bed.  The goal of an adequate depth is not only to supress unwanted seed germination, but also to construct a mix and match of particles in order that the mulch particles are able to lock together and form one united mat of mulch. When we mulch too thin (under 2") the mulch particles lie mostly horizontal and roll on one another rather than locking together. When we mulch too deep (over 4") with fine grind the soil is starved for airflow that it needs in order to maintain a diverse biological ecosystem.
  • Surface cover - Keep in mind that our fine grind mulches are meant as a decorative surface cover rather than a soil amendment.  Long term fine grind will contribute to your soils fertility; however, in the short term a fully composted soil amendment will provide superiour results when incorporating into your garden beds soil.
  • Using color - Consider matching colors in your landscape.  Mahogany is a dark rusty brown color.  By choosing to use it you will accent, highlight, or draw attention to any forms of red in your landscape.  For example if your brick has a red hue, the reddish tint of Mahogany Mulch will become more noticeable and deliberately complementary.  This is also true if the trim of your home has a red shade.
  • Using texture - Texture is always a consideration.  You may want the texture of your landscape to be complementary.  A fine grind mulch brings with it a smooth refined texture, as for as mulches are concerned. The consistently elegant particles your homes design or the texture of the foliage growing near by.  For example a pine tree has a fairly rugged texture for its foliage.  If you want to tame the pine's texture, then using a fine grind mulch would help to that end.  If you want to accent the pine's rugged foliage or magnify it, then a coarser medium grind mulch would be more appropriate.  A second example of where a fine grind mulch produces a wonderful complement of textures would be in a flower bed.  The smaller mulch particles channel the attention of onlookers to the foliage and the delicate blossoms.  If your landscape, home and even personality is on the formal side of the scale, then fine grind mulch will aid wonderfully to provide that structure.  However, if you are working to achive a more rugged or untamed texture, then a medium grind mulch would be better suited to that end.