Sustainable Alternatives to Cypress Mulch

Recycled Yard Waste

Recycled Yard Waste

 

Recycled Yard Waste

check-mark.gifFree
check-mark.gifRenewable
check-mark.gifReadily available
check-mark.gifAttractive
check-mark.gifStays in place well

Free and easily available! Don’t throw away those yard clippings and then go
buy mulch at the store. Some of the best mulch out there is right in
your backyard, you just have to collect it.

Leaves make great mulch

Leaves

 

Leaves

check-mark.gifFree
check-mark.gifRenewable
check-mark.gifReadily available
check-mark.gifNaturally Attractive

Often overlooked, leaves are not only readily available and a renewable resource they happen to be nature’s original mulch. Instead of piling those leaves in bags by the curb use them for mulch.

Pine Straw Mulch

Pine Straw Mulch

 

Pine Straw

check-mark.gifStays in place well
check-mark.gifVery attractive
check-mark.gifRenewable

You can rake pine
needles from your yard, or buy them at a store after they’ve been raked
up from the floor of a pine plantation.

Pine Bark Mulch

Pine Bark Mulch

 

Pine Bark Mulch

check-mark.gifLasts a long time
check-mark.gifComes in nuggets or shredded form
check-mark.gifBy-product of timber milling

Pine bark is made from the scraps of
trees that are turned into lumber, turning a waste product in a
beneficial mulch.

Eucalyptus Mulch

Eucalyptus Mulch

 
 

Eucalyptus Mulch

check-mark.gifFarmed for mulch
check-mark.gifVery aromatic
check-mark.gifInsect resistant
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cypress

If it’s the aesthetics of cypress you like, this is your
substitute! Plus, it helps keeps bugs and weeds away very well.

 

 

Other
creative choices include: sugarcane bagasse, recycled pecan shells,
coconut husks, gravel and rocks, recycled newspapers, and many more!