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Mulching refers to organic or inorganic material that can be used in your garden or landscape in areas that are hard to maintain or prone to erosion.

Mulching has many benefits:


How to get mulch

Recycle your yard trimmings

Grass clippings, leaves/pine needles, and tree trimmings can all be chopped up and reused rather than thrown away. This free mulch is the most environmentally sound and lest expensive way of return nutrients to the soil. If you have more than you need, share with a neighbor!

Yard waste that is collected, grinded and mulched for residents.

Free mulch is available at the Bass Road Recycling Facility.

Purchase bagged mulch

Mulch can be purchased at most home improvement stores and nurseries. To determine how many bags you may need, consult the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Workbook Maximize Mulch section.


The harvesting of these trees for mulch degrades cypress wetlands. Despite bag labels, while old growth cypress trees develop natural resistance to pests, this resistance is not formed in younger trees, the trees more commonly shredded for mulch.

How to use mulch

Mulching is one of the easiest steps in maintaining your garden or landscape as well as provide an element of color and texture to compliment your plantings.

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