The Q&A Archives: What is the best mulch for my area?

Question: I would like a dark mulch, is cocoa mulch a good choice for New England? No Pets.

Answer: Cocoa mulch is great because it lasts a long time (and has a chocolate fragrance when it's new!), and it is an attractive brown color. Other choices for long lasting mulches include bark chips or nuggets. Between the choices, I'd go with the cocoa mulch.

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