Alternative to mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Redford, Mi
Question by yogicochran
April 25, 2010
Last year I used red mulch in my flower bed. I was really pleased but I noticed that it may have attracted ants. Is there an alternative product that would look just as nice and prevent weeds?


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2010

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Ants will wander through all kinds of mulches but are less likely to make homes in rock mulches. Redwood mulches have a natural preservative in them and usually don't attract ants and the new rubber mulches usually remain insect free - there's nothing for them to feed on. Maybe rubber mulch is the way to go.

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