Softwood Bark: An attractive, medium brown softwood blend bark composed mostly of pine, spruce and fir. It is Cousineau’s most popular bark and will absolutely improve the look of any landscape.
Hardwood Bark: An attractive medium brown hardwood blend bark composed mostly of maple, oak and birch. It is a great to use under plants that need an acidic soil.
Dark Mix Mulch: A dark brown almost black color. It is inexpensive, all organic bark mulch that is a mixture of softwood bark and virgin wood.
Light Mix Mulch: A light to medium brown color. It is inexpensive, all organic bark mulch that is a mixture of softwood bark and virgin wood. It is similar to our Softwood bark but for a reduced price.
Colored Bark: We offer two colors Black and Red.
Red Bark: An impressive hemlock substitute! This color enhanced softwood blend bark will keep its natural hemlock color longer and will help repel insects.
Black Bark: A colored enhanced softwood bark and will keep its color longer and repel insects.
Landscape Chips: These safe, virgin, 3” minus Landscape wood chips are suitable for all your landscape needs. They have a natural, beautiful appearance and will surely improve every landscape.
Certified Playground Chips: This is an engineered wood fiber, Certified by IPEMA for ASTM F1292, ASTM F2075 and Handicap accessible. Great for both Municipal and Residential playgrounds.
General Tips for Applying Mulch
- Do not place mulch directly against plant crowns or tree bases.
- Thoroughly water newly installed bark and mulch. Watering will help keep nuisance fungi away, that could cause a water repellent surface,
- Apply a mulch layer of about 1 to 3 inches under plants.
- Adding a source of nitrogen to the garden before putting mulch down will help prevent the plant from yellowing leaves.
Common Mulch Problems
Artillery Fungus: Tiny, cream or orange-brown fruiting structures. They are cup shaped and contain small black spores. The small black spores get released into the air and will stick to any surface it lands on, can be difficult to remove. Most active during the cool wet springs and falls. Not as active in the summer.
Slime Molds: Are bright yellow or orange slimy masses that can reach up a foot or more in diameter. The mold produces tiny spore that dry out and blow away. These molds are not a serious problem and might even be considered a decorative addition to your garden.
Sour Mulch: if you get mulch that smells like alcohol, vinegar, ammonia or sulfur it has probably gone sour. This happens if a mulch pile is not turned enough and the center gets deprived of oxygen. The mulch then has a buildup of acid which is toxic to plants. You can air out the sour mulch by spreading it in a thin layer, soaking it with water and let it dry out. After a few days the mulch will be safe to place in your gardens.
Delivery and Pick up
We offer delivery to NH, VT, ME, CT and RI. We can delivery as little as one yard up to 65 yards. Please call for a quote on delivery pricing. You can also pick up right at our yard in Henniker, NH. We will load your truck right up.