Juniper Mulch

Asked May 7, 2019, 10:03 AM EDT

Hello, I have several peony's, Mountain Ash tree, grasses, bulbs in a high wind area. I currently have Hemlock mulch down, no issues except it moves around. I was thinking about using Dyed Juniper Mulch, which is heavier. Is there any down side of using Juniper Mulch ???? Nitrogen
issues?

Crook County Oregon mulch juniper

1 Response

Woody mulch is commonly made with the most easily available, and least costly materials. Although I question the value of dying any mulch, juniper mulch should work well if applied about 3 inches deep.

The only issue with nitrogen loss occurs if such raw wood is incorporated -- ie: dug into-- the soil.