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Walnut Creek, CA

Redwood Mulch

Redwood mulch is a favored mulch of many gardeners, prized for its stunning appearance, pleasant scent, and beneficial effect for gardens. Found abundantly throughout the Pacific Northwest, redwood mulch not only preserves soil moisture, inhibits weeds and provides an even and beautiful appearance, this mulch also helps repel certain kinds of insects and pests.

Redwood Mulch Qualities

Redwood mulch is often recognized by its characteristic reddish hue and pleasant earthy scent. As is known by many arborists and builders, redwood is naturally insect resistant and rot resistant. Redwood mulch is also rich in natural nutrients and minerals and is excellent at helping to retain soil moisture. Natural redwood mulch also has antibacterial properties to prevent the spread of tree disease and fungus.

Benefits of Redwood Mulch


Redwood mulch adds a rich touch of color to garden beds while evening out the surface of the garden bed. It also provides a pleasant natural scent to refresh any garden.

Redwood mulch is one of the hardiest and most durable types of mulch available, and is very rot resistant. Redwood becomes more likely to break down once mulched, however it still lasts longer than other types of mulch.

Because redwood mulch is naturally insect resistant and antibacterial, it helps to repel termites, ants, beetles and cockroaches. When applied correctly, redwood mulch helps to prevent plant diseases and fungus from spreading and taking hold.

Redwood mulch helps to strengthen and encourage the growth of trees by preserving soil moisture and regulating the temperature of the soil. This helps to maintain the ideal conditions in your garden bed for the healthy growth of trees and plants.

When To Use Redwood Mulch

Redwood mulch is ideal for garden beds where you want to add the benefits of mulch, along with a rich color and decorative effect. Because redwood mulch is long lasting and doesn’t break down quickly, it’s not ideal for temporary garden beds like vegetable beds. Redwood mulch is better suited to flower gardens, perennial beds and under trees. Shredded redwood mulch or wood chips are also ideal for natural and decorative garden paths.