Q&A About Hay Creek Companies Hardwood Mulch

Q: Is there pine or softwood in the landscape mulch?

A: No. Our mulch is 100% virgin hardwood. Our mulch is also double shredded, which helps mitigate displacement from wash out or high winds.

Q: But don’t you recyle pallets and scrap wood?

A: Yes, we do, but that is used for our other products: animal bedding and wood heat pellets. Many suppliers use scrap material in in their landscape mulch, but Hay Creek mulch is made from new wood. 

Q: How do you store the bulk mulch before a customer purchases it?

Our mulch is always placed on a hard surface not on soft ground. This means clean mulch for our distributors and their customers. We make our mulch fresh every spring and only under ideal conditions, no leftovers.

Q: How do you color the mulch? Is it safe for family and pets?

A: We color our mulch using the best dye on the market (Colorbiotics). This colorant is safe for the environment testing lower in toxicity than table salt and baking soda.

Q: How does the color hold up? 

A: We use the prescribed amount of dye, applying 3 to 3.5 lbs per yard. With a very price-sensitive product like mulch, the natural inclination is to cut corners, but we don’t.

Q: How long does an order take?

A: We manufacture our own mulch, controlling our inventory and product consistency. This also allows us to offer this premium mulch at the best price possible.

Q: How long does transporation take?

A: We own our own trucking company, which means we are both the mulch manufacturer and the transporter of the product. This allows us short lead times (often the same day).

Our Wisconsin landscape mulch suppliers include: garden centers, nurseries, landscaping and lawn care businesses, excavating companies, hardware stores, building centers, stone companies, construction businesses and more.

If you’re looking for mulch for one of your home landscaping or gardening projects, we’re happy to direct you toward one of our distributors. Check out the list on the dealer page. 

Thank you for your support of a local Wisconsin mulch supplier!