Types of Mulch: Organic Mulch

Organic mulches are materials that are or once were living plant materials that are placed on the soil surface to prevent erosion, weed germination, and reduce evaporation.

Organic materials such as bark, wood chips, and newspaper can be used. Most are effective weed barriers. Cost, availability, and aesthetics are all elements that factor into choosing a type of mulch.

Types of Organic Mulch

  • Pine bark, pine needles, wood chips are all aesthetically pleasing. Pine bark can easily move and be