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Is hardwood mulch better than regular mulch?
Advantages of Shredded Hardwood
Shredded hardwood is even better at trapping moisture than hardwood bark mulch. It also decays faster and adds more nutrients to the soil as it does.
Is red or black mulch better?
Black: When you use black mulch around green foliage, such as sweet potato vines, it really pops. For gray and contemporary homes, use black mulch. Brown: For red brick homes, try brown mulch. Red: If you use more terra cottas, golds and warm tones in your outdoor space, red mulch is the right one for you.
Does dyed mulch last longer?
Regular shredded mulch is less expensive (30% to 40% cheaper) but fades to a gray color after just one or two months in the sun. Dyed mulches hold their color through the summer, and often into the next year, with minimal color loss. This provides better long term value.
Does rubber mulch help prevent weeds?
Some even use rubber mulch as a sort of insulation around their homes to keep insects at bay. It discourages weed and fungal growth. Because rubber does not absorb water, rubber mulch can actually help prevent fungal growth in plants.