Mulch

Cypress Mulch

Cypress mulch is a growing category of mulches that displays a blondish tan shredded texture that is widely known for it’s very slow decomposition rate. Though some gardener’s don’t prefer it’s lighter blonde color, it’s slow decomposition rate makes it a…

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Mulch Sales

Mulching is a very important practice for establishing new plantings, because it helps to conserve moisture in the root ball of the new plant until the roots have grown out into the surrounding soil. The growth rate and health of…

Pine Bark

One of the most popular mulches used today, Pine Bark mulches are derived from a wide range of sources from the southern states such as Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida etc. In short where the Pine trees grow and…

Pine Straw

Pine Straw Mulch is purchased in baled cubes similar to, but slightly smaller to that of wheat straw or hay bales. This pine straw mulch is produced and baled in the southern states of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida. One…

Playground Mulch Orlando

Are you looking for playground mulch? Orlando Outdoors has on of the largest selections of mulch in Orlando. Play Safe Rubber Playground Mulch Orlando comes in  5/8” nuggets. It’s the ideal loose fill material for playgrounds at a cost ranging…

Truck Load Mulch

Have you been looking for truck load mulch? Look no further Orlando Outdoors has everything you need for your landscaping needs. Mulch is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a…

Mulch Delivery

We deliver mulch to the Orlando area. We are able to deliver mulch by the truck load here at Orlando Outdoors. Just be sure to give us a little time to line it up for you. We can normally have a truck load…

Types of Mulch

Here at Orlando Outdoors we carry only the best types of mulch made from Pine Wood.

Grass clippings, from mowed lawns are sometimes collected and used elsewhere as mulch. Grass clippings are dense and tend to mat down, so are mixed with tree leaves or rough compost to provide aeration and to facilitate their decomposition without smelly putrefaction. Rotting fresh grass clippings can damage plants; their rotting often produces a damaging buildup of trapped heat. Grass clippings are often dried thoroughly before application, which mediates against rapid decomposition and excessive heat generation. Fresh green grass clippings are relatively high in nitrate content, and when used as a mulch, much of the nitrate is returned to the soil, but the routine removal of grass clippings from the lawn results in nitrogen deficiency for the lawn.
Peat moss or sphagnum peat, is long lasting and packaged, making it convenient and popular as a mulch. When wetted and dried, it can form a dense crust that does not allow water to soak in. When dry it can also burn, producing a smoldering fire. It is sometimes mixed with pine needles to produce a mulch that is friable. It can also lower the pH of the soil surface, making it useful as a mulch under acid loving plants.
Wood chips are a byproduct of the pruning of trees by arborists, utilities and parks; they are used to dispose of bulky waste. Tree branches and large stems are rather coarse after chipping and tend to be used as a mulch at least three inches thick. The chips are used to conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature and suppress weed growth. The decay of freshly produced chips from recently living woody plants, consumes nitrate; this is often off set with a light application of a high-nitrate fertilizer. Wood chips are most often used under trees and shrubs. When used around soft stemmed plants, an unmulched zone is left around the plant stems to prevent stem rot or other possible diseases. They are often used to mulch trails, because they are readily produced with little additional cost outside of the normal disposal cost of tree maintenance.

Woodchip Mulch is a byproduct of reprocessing used (untreated) timber (usually packaging pallets), to dispose of wood waste by creating Woodchip Mulch. The chips are used to conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature and suppress weed growth. Woodchip Mulch is often used under trees, shrubs or large planting areas and can last much longer than arborist mulch. Woodchips can also be reprocessed into playground woodchip to be used as a impact-attenuating playground surfacing.
Bark chips of various grades are produced from the outer corky bark layer of timber trees. Sizes vary from thin shredded strands to large coarse blocks. The finer types are very attractive but have a large exposed surface area that leads to quicker decay. Layers two or three inches deep are usually used, bark is relativity inert and its decay does not demand soil nitrates.
Straw mulch is lightweight and normally sold in compressed bales. They have an unkempt look and are used in vegetable gardens and as a winter covering. They are biodegradable and neutral in pH. They have good moisture retention and weed controlling properties but also are more likely to be contaminated with weed seeds. Salt hay is less likely to have weed seeds than field hay.

Mulch has 3 major purposes:

  1. Hold in moisture
  2. Regulate the temperature of the ground
  3. Break down into organic matter

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