Garden Colored Mulch
Organic garden mulch offers many advantages over chemical-based weed and insect controls, such as moisture retention, insulation and visual appeal. Now that many pesticides and weed killers are banned throughout Southern Ontario, landscaping mulch has become a popular and safe alternative.
Using Garden Mulch in Southern Ontario
Many chemical fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers have made their way into our food, air and ground water in the past. Fortunately, organic garden mulch can succeed in repelling insects and inhibiting weed growth without endangering our environment. In addition to these features, mulch can also do the following:
- Retain moisture in the soil so that gardeners need to water less in the summer and worry less about frost damage in the winter
- Insulate root systems from the temperature extremes that are common in Southern Ontario
- Add an attractive amount of colour to any garden or landscaping project
- Provide a pleasant scent to your garden, especially mulch varieties such as cedar
Garden mulches come in many varieties, such as BC red cedar, cocoa bean, hemlock mulch, pine bark and many others. These mulches can also be organically dyed to match both your garden and the natural enviroment. At Van Beek’s Garden Supply, we have provided a large variety of mulches, topsoil, compost and other landscaping materials to communities such as Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke and Milton since 1962.