Apr 5 2016
free mulch in Richmond VA

Free Mulch

We have free mulch available in the Richmond VA area!  All you have to do is click on FREE MULCH in the Richmond VA area either here or in the header of this website.  Once you get there, fill out your contact information to get your mulch.  Everything is legit and FREE!  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  


Brian Greene

Apr 17 2014
Tree arborists working in Virginia

When people travel between countries, they are limited as to what they can transport across borders. In many cases, this is because certain living things will damage the ecosystem of an environment if it’s brought into the area. That is the story of emerald ash borer.

It is believed that this beetle entered the United States around the turn of the 21st century and that it was brought in with packing materials sent from Asia.

The ash borer beetle causes little damage once it is fully grown, but in its larvae state, it lives inside of trees and inhibits the tree’s ability to nourish itself, eventually resulting in the death of the tree. It is estimated that the ash borer has been responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of trees in the upper Midwest, as well as states on the East Coast, up into New England, and Canada.

Due to the damage the beetle has caused, many state governments have imposed fines for moving firewood from different locations. It is believed that moving firewood is the most common way the ash borer beetle spreads. Many areas have posted billboards in an effort to get the message out about transferring wood between areas, encouraging people to learn about the dangers of the beetle. People in industries affected by the ash borer believe the damage has cost them tens of millions of dollars.

Mar 7 2014
Two men contemplating mulching in Richmond VA

March is the perfect time for Spring clean ups and spreading mulch.  Mulch is any type of material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool and make the garden bed look more attractive. Organic mulches also help improve the soil’s fertility, as they decompose.

Organic Mulch

Examples of organic mulches include:

Bark, Shredded or Chipped
Composted Manure
Grass Clippings
Shredded Leaves

Organic mulch will decompose and have to be replaced, however in the process it will also improve your soil’s fertility and, of course, its organic content. Generally the dryer and woodier the mulch, the slower it will decompose and the less nutrients it will give to the soil.

It pays to know the origin of manure, compost and straw, since these materials can contain viable weed seeds. The last thing you want is to spread a mulch that is going to start sprouting.