As we clean up sites and prepare for spring, many will be ready for a fresh coat of barkdust.  Thus, we will soon send proposals out to our customers who are due this spring for a dusting and whom we proposed in their budget proposals last fall. 


There is nothing that can have greater impact to sprucing up the appearance of a landscape than a fresh coat of barkdust. There are many benefits to maintaining a sufficient layer of mulch, but the greatest is keeping your shrub beds looking fresh and clean. As shown above, moss is common in shady shrub beds and is a clear sign of decomposed barkdust and that rebarkdusting is overdue. 


In addition to making your shrub beds look better, there are many positive benefits to bark mulch:

  •  Mulch reduces soil erosion especially on slopes which is important during our rainy winters.
  • Soil moisture retention is improved with a good mulch layer, reducing irrigation needed during our dry summers.
  • Fresh barkdust is weed free and acts as a natural weed barrier. It also improves the effectiveness of chemical pre-emergence. Weeds are hard to control on bare soil or decomposed bark.


We recommend rebarkdusting every two years to maintain the best appearance and positive properties of mulch. The best time to rebarkdust is early spring, after we finish our winter pruning and pre-emergence application. Our preference is to use fresh ground fir mulch as it stays looking fresh longer. Although some prefer the dark look of composted bark, we discourage it as it is more expensive and does not last as long. The dark color is due to having partly decomposed. Regardless of our preference, we will do whichever you prefer.


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