Sweet Peet Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Oakville, CT
Question by gaylelewis
April 19, 2008
Is Sweet Peet better than hemlock mulch? Also, does Sweet Peet fade?


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Answer from NGA
April 19, 2008

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Sweet Peet is basically horse manure. The manufacturing process uses tannins (plant extracts) to convert shavings-based horse manure into a high-grade coffee-colored mulch called Sweet Peet. Because it is organic, it will decompose over a period of a year or two and you can then dig it into your soil as an organic amendment or you can add more on top to replenish it as it decomposes.

Hemlock mulch is organic, as well. The material is in larger chips (as opposed to being shredded like peat). As a result, hemlock mulch will decompose at a slower rate.

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