Our Favorite Mulch Options

Rye-Land Lawn Care offers mulching services to help your garden beds and softscapes look their best. In this blog post, we will provide some tips to help you choose the right type of mulch for your needs and budget. Our team has ample experience providing this service to our regular clients, but we are also happy to assist those who only need a one-time visit. If you have any questions about mulching or any of our other services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!

Pine Straw

The most important thing to consider when using pine straw is that it will add acidity to the soil, which has varied impacts depending on the plants in the coverage area. You'll want to talk with our lawn care professionals so you do not unwillingly sabotage your gardens and softscapes. Pine straw has unique insulating properties with rich nutrients that rejuvenate the soil as it breaks down. Another point of mention is the affordability of pine straw compared to other options.

Wood Chip

Wood chip mulch is a popular and attractive mulch available in various colors. It is made from different tree species, each with unique characteristics. Certain types of wood chip mulch have insect-repelling properties that can be useful in controlling pests. The lifespan and effectiveness of wood chip mulch are essential factors to consider when developing a pest management plan. Please consult our professionals if you need help with insect control around your garden beds and sofrscapes. We can help you find the best garden and softscape planning solution.


Rubber shred or chipped rubber is a contemporary and unique mulch with a noticeably longer lifespan than traditional types. Not only are you recycling and helping the planet, but you're also getting a great product that will save you money on lawn maintenance. Just like other types of mulch, rubber insulates and helps suppress weed growth. Combined with vibrant plants and flowers, the dark backdrop makes the colors pop and can generate natural curb appeal.

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