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?

Answer from NGA
April 25, 2010


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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