Tips For Reusing Old Mulch

Hands scooping up wood mulch

Mulch doesn’t last forever unless you use an inorganic, durable mulch, like stones or rubber. Natural mulches break down. They blow away in the wind and disperse in other ways. Deciding what to do with old mulch in spring means evaluating its current state and assessing the needs of your beds. Can You Reuse Mulch? You should be able to reuse mulch for at least a couple of years in your garden beds. Very durable, non-organic mulches should last many years. For instance, with pea gravel, you might only need to refresh it every few years. Mulches made of wood break down and disperse more quickly, requiring more frequent refreshing or replacement. As long as your mulch pieces are still large enough and are not harboring diseases, you can reuse it in the spring. If the color has faded and you prefer something more vibrant, you might want to replace […]

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