FAQ’s

What is double shredded bark?

Double shredded bark mulch consists of hardwood tree debarkings that have been processed through a grinding machine. The mulch is then given up to one year to complete it’s maturation process, after which it is put through a grinding machine again to reach it’s final stage. Double Shredded bark mulch covers the application area more effectively, is easier to apply, excellent for the soil, looks beautiful, and is a great and popular choice for homeowners and contractors alike!

Why use mulch?

Mulch provides a wide range of benefits to landscape beds. Mulch conserves soil moisture and acts as erosion control during heavy rain. It helps weed control by not allowing sunlight in, reduces soil temperatures, and releases nutrients to the soil as the mulch decomposes. Mulch also provides a contrast between bed and lawn, providing a cleaner-looking edge.

How much mulch should I apply?

More is not always better: 3-4 inches of mulch is adequate to get maximum benefit in most cases. If the site already has mulch from last year, a thin, 1-2 inch top-dressing is more than adequate. Please refer to yardage calculator to help with deciding how much you need.

Are dyed Mulches safe?

Yes, colored mulch poses no threat to people, pets, or the environment. It is recommended to place a tarp on the concrete to prevent possible leeching, however.

Can Cocoa mulch hurt my pet?

It is highly unlikely a pet could ingest enough to cause a serious problem, however, dogs with indiscriminant eating habits might consume enough to cause some vomiting or diarrhea.

What is the fungus that is growing on my bark?

This is not a fungus; it is called Slime Mold (Fuligo Septica). It is harmless to people, pets and plants, and occurs naturally during extreme heat and humidity. The mulch is not to blame, these amoeba-like cells are feeding on the bacteria found in the decomposing mulch. Scoop up the infected area, taking care not to break it up, and dispose of it. Slime Mold has also been referred to as Dog Vomit Slime Mold…but we’ll just stick to calling it Slime Mold.

Do I need to be home for delivery?

No, when you place your order just let your Circle B representative know where you want your product placed.

What is screened topsoil?

Screening topsoil removes most of the debris and provides a loose, rich environment for plant growth and development. Screened topsoil is ideal for starting a new lawn and garden, or improving the soil in any area. Worked into existing soil, screened topsoil improves it’s texture and has excellent water retention.

What is the difference between topsoil and compost?

Our compost soil is made up of a blend of leaf, garden, and yard waste. Compost soil helps improve texture and water retention, and is a lighter, fluffier soil than screened topsoil. An excellent product for gardens or for using just prior to lawn seeding.