Ground Covers: Applications & Usage

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  1. Apply between ¼” and 4” depending on your usage goals (see chart below).
  2. Use in-between and around vegetables, annuals perennials, shrubs and trees to protect soil, conserve water, suppress weeds, and enrich soil.
  3. Spread evenly over newly planted grass seed to maintain moisture, protect from the sun and prevent erosion.
  4. Allow to biodegrade either over 3 – 4 weeks or all season, depending on the decomposition estimates (see chart below).

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Recommended Application Depth

Estimated Time to Decompose*

Grass Seeding 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ 3 – 4 Weeks
Vegetable Gardens: Weed Control 3 – 4″ 6 – 8 Weeks
Vegetable Gardens: Water Conservation 2″ 6 – 8 Weeks
Erosion Control: Steep Slope 3″ 5 – 6 Weeks
Frost Protection: (While allowing air & moisture to pass through) 3 – 4″ Will last through the winter season.

Covers up to 500 square feet, if evenly applied at a depth of 1/4″.
*Decomposition time may vary cut to moisture, sunlight or temperature changes. Add a little more over time as needed.