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									                  Almendinger Sawmill LLC
                      5501 Caswell Rd
                    Johnstown, OH 43031
                        740.967.2222
Hardwood bark mulch consists of shredded and composted bark from hardwood trees.
We remove this bark before cutting the timber into lumber. Some producers add shredded
pallets, yard waste and sewage to hardwood bark mulches to increase profits.
Almendinger Sawmill LLC produces and sells only 100% pure hardwood bark.

When applied correctly, mulch has the following beneficial effects on
plants and soil:

      Mulches prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation.
      Mulches reduce the growth of weeds, when the mulch material itself is weed-free
       and applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing
       weeds.
      Mulches keep the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus
       maintaining a more even soil temperature.
      Mulches prevent soil splashing, which not only stops erosion but keeps soil-borne
       diseases from splashing up onto the plants.
      Organic mulches can improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays, the material
       becomes topsoil. Decaying mulch also adds nutrients to the soil.
      Mulches prevent crusting of the soil surface, thus improving the absorption and
       movement of water into the soil.
      Mulches prevent the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
      Mulches help prevent soil compaction.
      Mulches can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform
       color and interesting texture to the surface.
      Mulched plants have more roots than plants that are not mulched, because
       mulched plants will produce additional roots in the mulch that surrounds them
      Mulch should be applied no more than 2 inches thick to provide a 1 to 1½ inch
       blanket after settling. Building a volcano shape around a tree is an example of
       excessive mulching, and it will cause more harm than good. Mulch compacts after
       a few rains and causes a dry condition under the mulch; this dry condition then
       starves the soil and plants of air and water, promoting the growth of fungus and
       potentially causing disease in your plants. We recommend occasionally aerating
       or cultivating the mulch to reduce compaction.

*1 Cubic Yard of mulch will cover 175 Square Feet of area to a depth of 2 inches.
*We recommend 2 inches as the depth for optimum plant vigor and growth.
*There are 27 cubic feet in 1 cubic yard

								
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