15 Apr Cocoa Mulch at Countryside Gardens
FOLKS TELL ME their garden experiences all the time and this is one of those that I tried ~ CERTIFIED ORGANIC COCOA MULCH. I started to use this mulch after my vegetable garden turned into a kitty litter box. No scientific study to prove it, but it worked for me. The fact that I’m a chocoholic and love the smell wasn’t bad either.
The shells come off the cocoa bean during the roasting process and are separated from the beans by strong air action, thus insuring a dry weed-free… product.
Q: Why is this mulch better than other types?
A: It lasts longer, smells better, retains moisture better than regular mulch, does not have any dyes to wash off into our eco system and is an excellent insulator for root systems in winter and summer.
Q: What is the coverage per bag?
A:One bag covers approximately 22-24 square feet at 1 inch thick. Most mulches suggest 2 to 3 inches.
Q: How thick do I need to spread it?
A: Cocoa shell mulch needs to be placed only 1 inch thick. After watering cocoa mulch a natural gum is activated, which binds the shells into a loosely knitted porous mat that holds moisture in the soil, suppresses weed growth and holds in place during normal rain or wind storms.
Q: Will the cocoa shell mulch bleach out in the sun?
A: No! Cocoa shell mulch actually gets darker with age.
Q: Is this mulch good for all types of plants?
A: Yes! Cocoa shell mulch has been used on all types of plant materials including annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, narrow-leaf evergreans, broad-leaf evergreens, trees, vines, ground covers, roses, and many vegetables.