A Sustainable Mulch Alternative: Florida Select Mulch

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For those of you that live in the warm sunny state of Florida, eucalyptus mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida residents!  Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is made from 100% Florida-grown Eucalyptus.  Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in 3 different colors: Classic Black, Sierra Red, and Deep Forest Brown and they’re natural forest products – no waste wood and come in a variety of textures.

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Eucalyptus Mulch is an awesome option for your landscape because it is:

  1. SUSTAINABLE: Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.  Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.
  2. NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
  3. EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds naturally while helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.  A three-inch layer of Eucalyptus Mulch naturally helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight.
  4. LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown – helps support your local economy.

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How to Use: Spread 3 inches deep. Keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures.

When to Apply: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.

Where to Use: Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.

Where Not to Use: Avoid use: Before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.

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How Do You Prepare to Garden?

Nothing spells sustainability more than gardening.  To get started with sustainable gardening I gather my needed gardening supplies.  I gather my favorite heirloom and organic seedsmy hand tools, organic compost and natural mulch to get started!

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4 thoughts on “A Sustainable Mulch Alternative: Florida Select Mulch”

    1. Well this year mine isn’t growing well because I am so late in starting! Never give up, you never know when your green thumb will start growing 😉

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