Mulch Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time of year should I buy mulch?

Werlor Premium Landscape Mulch lasts for a whole year, but you probably want to start your applications in the spring, when you'll be cleaning up your flower beds and lawn. Spring is the preferred time, so that you can enjoy the beauty all spring and summer.

Q: How much mulch does it take to fill my flower beds?

For fast results, please see our Werlor Premium Landscape Mulch Calculator Page

Mulch should generally be spread at a depth of 3 inches. Multiply LENGTH by WIDTH by 0.25 (if making 3 inches deep). Then, divide that by 0.27. This will tell you how many cubic yards of mulch you need, which is the measurement standard for mulch.

Q: Is colored mulch safe for my children and pets?

Yes. It is safe. Laboratory Tests Show Colored Mulch is Safe Colored Mulch produced with Heartland® Enriched Colorants is safe for use around the home. Independent laboratory tests have confirmed that Colored Mulch presents no more concern for children or pets than regular mulches. While some parts of the world still use lead or cadmium-based pigments found in paints and coatings, we understand the risks involved with heavy metals and VOCs, and do not add heavy metals. To make our colorants, we use materials also used in products like lipsticks, cosmetics and food containers. Amerimulch® submitted our Heartland Ultra Colorants to an independent, accredited laboratory for testing. The colorants were studied for acute exposure through ingestion, inhalation, dermal contact, and eye contact. The results were that our colorants qualify for classification in Category IV, the lowest concern category that the test recognizes. Colored Mulch is Also Environmentally Friendly Colored Mulch made with Heartland Enriched Colorants is safe for shrubs, plants, pets and children. Our commitment to the environment means we formulate our colorants to be not only effective, but safe.

Q: What are all the colors that mulch comes in?

Currently our Premium Landscape Mulch is avaliable in Black, Red, Brown and Gold.

Q: What happens if my dog eats colored mulch?

Colored mulch is safe. But you should have the same concerns that you might have if your dog ate conventional bark mulch.