What are the Different Types of Mulch?

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What are the Different Types of Mulch?

August 24, 2021

What are the Two Main Types of Mulch?

When it comes to revamping the appearance of your garden or landscape, one product always comes in handy: mulch. Unlike grass, mulch comes in a variety of different colors and materials that will complement any look or appearance you’re going for. 

Now, if you’re in the market for mulch but aren’t quite sure which to choose, the Maryland agricultural professionals at Frey Agricultural Products are here to share some fan favorites:

Organic Mulches

When it comes to organic mulches, they often are made up of formerly living material. Organic mulch breaks down over time into organic material that in turn helps with soil quality! Not to mention, because they decompose over time, organic mulch doesn’t have to be replaced as often.

A few different types you can find under this category include: 

  • Wood chips
  • Shredded bark
  • Sawdust
  • Garden compost
  • Pine needles
  • Grass clippings

Inorganic Mulches

Inorganic mulches are anything that is not an organic product of the earth. Materials, such as rubber, will last much longer than organic mulch; it has a more challenging time breaking down. That said, with quality comes a price — most organic mulch products tend to be a little more expensive when compared to traditional mulch materials.

Some popular inorganic mulches include:

  • Crushed seashells
  • Rubber (i.e., shredded tires)
  • Stone chippings
  • Pebbles and more

Mulch for Sale in Maryland

Frey Agricultural Products has been Mount Airy, Maryland and the surrounding areas’ go-to for high-quality mulch, farm, garden, and home needs for many years! Our team is dedicated to customer satisfaction and works with you every step of the way to provide the utmost quality and service.

To learn more about our Mount Airy mulch, call us at 410-795-2361 or fill out a simple contact form.