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What Kind of Mulch Works Best for Your Landscape?

When it comes to adding mulch to your Gainesville, Florida landscape, you may already know that buying in bulk is best and that Gaston Mulch and Soil will deliver your mulch to you or help you load it into your vehicle if you want to pick it up yourself. 

But, you may be confused about what type of mulch will work best for your yard. Read on to learn more about the different types of mulch available and how to choose between them for maximum aesthetic and functional benefits. 

The Benefits of Mulch

There is no doubt that your Florida landscape needs the MVP of horticulture — mulch. Not only does it provide aesthetic appeal for your yard, but it also has numerous other benefits, including the following. 

Further, organic mulches like the kinds we offer at Gaston add nutrients to your soil as they decompose, increasing aeration and nutrition retention, improving its structure, and helping it drain more effectively. 

Aesthetic Appeal of Mulch

Many areas of our lawns are too challenging to irrigate or mow, which is where mulch comes in. Mulch provides clear definition lines between your grass and garden beds. It also contributes to your landscape’s overall well-maintained appearance and subtly directs attention to your plants, trees, and shrubs.

Types of Mulch

So, you know you need mulch. But what kind of mulch will look and perform best in your yard? At Gaston Mulch and Soil, we offer different kinds of high-quality mulch for you to select from in the following colors to fit every style.

Generally speaking, larger mulch decomposes at a slower rate, meaning you may be able to wait a little longer between replenishment. And bark mulches tend to last longer than shredded wood. But, you can’t go wrong with any of the mulches we offer at Gaston, although some do better in certain placements than others. 


Wood chips are durable, perform well in high-traffic areas, and repel bug infestations. They also do well around trees and shrubs and in larger areas of your landscape.


Our fines are created from pine tree bark and processed to optimal thickness and size to help retain soil moisture. This mulch type works best in smaller flower or raised beds or container vegetable gardens. 


Due to their large size, nuggets help water get to the soil better and hold their color longer. But at the same time, they need thicker layers and are more challenging to walk on. Due to its tendency to be washed away, they’re not the best option for slopes.

Gaston Mulch Is Your Definitive Source for Quality Mulch for Your Project

If you’re still unsure of the correct type of mulch for your project, we’re here for you with expert guidance and all the assistance you need to confidently choose what’s best for you. 

When you need mulch for your landscape, trust Gaston Mulch and Soil. For decades, we’ve provided the best mulch around with unbeatable quality and service. Even better, our mulch, chips, and soil are the byproduct of the tree debris obtained through Gaston Tree Debris and Recycling, creating greener processes. 

Use our handy mulch calculator to see how much you need, and contact us to find out more about our premium mulch and soil.