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Old 04-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Mulch types

Anybody have a reason or preference between cypress or cedar mulch?

Neither are the most attractive or have the best visual appeal, but supposedly both are good and more termite resistant compared to hardwood.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:56 AM   #2
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Both types are naturally rot resistant, but turn silvery-gray after a few weeks in the sun. Both of these mulches contain a lot of wood (as opposed to bark). They are also more resistant to developing and producing artillery fungus than the hardwood mulches.

My preference is ground pine bark (not the nuggets); slow to decay and no artillery fungus. Keeps a nice brown/red color. I don't know about termites, but I have never seen them in the pine bark.
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I'm with Garden Concepts.
I like a twice ground red pine. In my area it looks really nice and the much contains a bit of oil/resin which keeps it looking fresher than most. Plus it settles into a good weed seed blocker because it has no large chunks in it.
Not sure about termites. We don't have to worry about that too much here.
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