Lucerne Farms Mulch Benefits

Premium Ground Cover & Mainely Mulch

Naturally Superior Grass Seeding & Gardening Mulch

Lucerne Farms’ Premium Ground Cover and Mainely Mulch are high quality, heat-treated blends of chopped, compressed and bagged straw, timothy hay, and alfalfa. It provides a superior mulch for all seasons whether you are using it for grass seed, vegetables, weed control, erosion or frost protection.

In The Garden

Use in your garden & container plants

  • Helps control weeds
  • Conserves moisture in the soil
  • Keeps dirt off fruits, veggies & leafy greens
  • Reduces soil Compaction
  • Improves soil health
  • Winterize plants by insulating roots and protecting tender crowns 

For the Lawn

Spread over newly sown lawn seed

  • Holds seeds in place
  • Keeps seeds from drying out
  • Protects against birds and small animals
  • Breaks down quickly so no need to remove
  • Prevents soil erosion 

More Great Benefits

  • 100% Natural and Mother Earth friendly.
  • Heat-treated to naturally sterilize weed seeds and eliminate mold spores without chemicals and harsh sprays.
  • Spreads easily, saving you time.
  • Naturally tackifies, so it stays where you intended.
  • Specially formulated to decompose and improves soil quality by adding valuable nutrients to your lawn and garden.
  • Eliminates the extra work of raking off at the end of the season or when your lawn comes in.
  • Porous, allowing moisture and air to flow through, while providing protection and insulation.
  • Packaged in a UV treated, recyclable bag for easy and mess free transportation and storage.

Blog Posts

HORSE STORIES

3 Tips for Protecting Your Spring Season Crops

Spring is on its way! You know what that means, it’s time to plan your gardens and begin to plant some hardy vegetables. However, as we all know, spring can bring cold snaps and unseasonable weather. When the mercury drops, you need to protect your crops and safeguard...

What To Know About Feeding Growing Foals

Raising animals is difficult, & it can be especially challenging with young foals. Lucerne Farms has everything you need to ensure yours stay healthy & happy.

A Guide to Healthy Spring Grazing for Horses

As spring blossoms and the vibrant green hues return to pastures, horse owners eagerly anticipate the joy of watching their equine companions revel in the lush, new growth. However, the transition from winter hay to spring grazing requires careful consideration to...

A Guide to Popular Perennials for Your Garden

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, the arrival of spring brings a renewed sense of life to our gardens. One of the best ways to enhance your garden's beauty year after year is by incorporating popular perennials with mulch and ground cover. These resilient...

The Best Nutrients for an Improved Horse Coat 

A lustrous and healthy coat is not only a sign of a well-cared-for horse but also a reflection of their overall well-being. Achieving a gleaming coat goes beyond regular grooming; it requires a balanced and nutrient-rich diet. In this guide, we'll explore the...

A Fresh Start: Easy Ways To Prepare Your Garden for Spring 

As winter fades away, the anticipation of spring gardening sets in. Early preparation is key to ensuring a flourishing and vibrant garden. By taking some time and preparing your garden for spring, you can improve your yields and give plants a better shot. Whether...

Understanding the Dietary Needs of Goats 

Providing the right nutrition is paramount to maintaining the health and well-being of goats. These versatile animals have specific dietary requirements that, when met, contribute to their vitality and productivity. Whether you're a seasoned goat keeper or a newcomer...

Starting a Hobby Farm: What You Need To Know Before You Begin

The allure of hobby farming beckons to those seeking a closer connection to the land, a more sustainable lifestyle, or simply the joy of nurturing plants and animals. Unfortunately, the process can be challenging if you don’t know the basic steps. Before you dive...

High-Quality Hay: Why Hay Testing Is Essential for Equestrians

When it comes to high-quality hay, many equestrians think that they are able to identify it simply by looking at it, touching it, and smelling it. While your senses can give you some insight into the quality of the hay, the assessment goes far beyond the color, smell,...

Managing the Easy Keeper: A Guide to Maintaining Your Horse’s Weight 

Many horse owners have encountered horses known as “easy keepers.” These are horses that tend to have a slower metabolism and tend to be a bit on the heavier side. Just as with humans, carrying extra weight can lead to health complications. If you have an easy keeper...

Navigating Equine Nutrition: Understanding NSC Equine Nutrition

Horse enthusiasts and caretakers are well aware that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of equine health. Amid the jargon of equine nutrition, one term that frequently surfaces is NSC or non-structural carbohydrates. With the dietary addition of non-structural...

FROM THE GARDEN

A Guide to Popular Perennials for Your Garden

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, the arrival of spring brings a renewed sense of life to our gardens. One of the best ways to enhance your garden's beauty year after year is by incorporating popular perennials with mulch and ground cover. These resilient...

A Fresh Start: Easy Ways To Prepare Your Garden for Spring 

As winter fades away, the anticipation of spring gardening sets in. Early preparation is key to ensuring a flourishing and vibrant garden. By taking some time and preparing your garden for spring, you can improve your yields and give plants a better shot. Whether...

Choosing the Perfect Mulch: A Gardener’s Guide

When it comes to creating a healthy and vibrant garden, choosing the right mulch is a decision that can make all the difference. Mulch not only enhances the aesthetics of your garden but also plays a crucial role in maintaining soil moisture, suppressing weeds, and...

3 Tips for Protecting Your Spring Season Crops

Spring is on its way! You know what that means, it’s time to plan your gardens and begin to plant some hardy vegetables. However, as we all know, spring can bring cold snaps and unseasonable weather. When the mercury drops, you need to protect your crops and safeguard...

Reasons To Mulch Your Garden in the Fall

After a summer of gardening, many of us are ready for the reprieve that winter brings. However, before you head inside and bundle up by the fire, it is important to properly winterize your garden in the fall. A large part of winterizing your garden is thoroughly...

A Look at Composting Manure, From Coop to Garden

Once the weather warms up, a swarm of flies around the manure pile is a common sight. Not only is this annoying and unhygienic, but it feels like there must be another way. So what is it? What can we do with chicken manure? If you have a garden, you may be familiar...

Top 3 Reasons To Use Straw as Mulch

From raised beds to large commercial gardens, properly mulching your vegetables will help them thrive while cutting down on the amount of time you spend working in the garden. There are a number of products that you can use as mulch, with materials ranging from...

Tips to Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Before fall comes to a close, there are some loose ends in your lawn that you need to take care of. Though the first frost has long since come and gone, there are still some essential chores you can do to make your vegetable garden brighter next spring. Don’t let your...

Essential Fall Lawn Care and Maintenance

Fall is finally at our doorsteps, and the blazing hot summer is behind us. You may believe that once the weather starts cooling down, you have less work to do outside—but there are plenty of important lawn preparations you need to make for winter. Today’s blog is all...

Beginner’s Guide to Lawn Maintenance

With sunshine and warm weather finally in our grasp, it’s time to get out into the garden. Early summer is the best time to roll up your sleeves and get to work on cultivating a gorgeous garden. Getting the ball rolling can sometimes be easier said than done, however....

CHICKEN TALK

Understanding the Dietary Needs of Goats 

Providing the right nutrition is paramount to maintaining the health and well-being of goats. These versatile animals have specific dietary requirements that, when met, contribute to their vitality and productivity. Whether you're a seasoned goat keeper or a newcomer...

Starting a Hobby Farm: What You Need To Know Before You Begin

The allure of hobby farming beckons to those seeking a closer connection to the land, a more sustainable lifestyle, or simply the joy of nurturing plants and animals. Unfortunately, the process can be challenging if you don’t know the basic steps. Before you dive...

Raising Happy Hens: 9 Tips for Chicken Care

Chickens, those charming cluckers, have found their way into the hearts and backyards of many people worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned poultry pro or just starting your chicken-keeping journey, there's one common goal: raising happy hens. Happy hens produce more...

The Basics of Chicken Coop Setup and Maintenance

Raising chickens can be a rewarding and sustainable endeavor, whether you're a seasoned farmer or a beginner looking to venture into backyard poultry keeping. One of the key elements of successful chicken keeping is having a well-designed and maintained chicken coop....

How To Keep Chickens Cool During Hot Summer Weather

Did you welcome a new flock of chicks to your family this spring? Chickens are a fun addition to the farmyard and are surprisingly easy to care for. Yet, as the temperatures rise, our chickens require additional considerations in order to thrive. As we enter the...

How To Reduce Ammonia in Poultry Houses in Winter

It's true, the smell of ammonia may be stronger in the summer months, with the sun beating down on manure and heating up the dirty coop bedding. However, that doesn’t mean that ammonia is gone in the winter. In fact, ammonia is just as dangerous in winter. While the...

Caring for Your Chickens in Winter Weather

Don’t let your fowl friends down in foul weather! The harsh temperatures can be tough on all of us, and chickens are no exception. Caring for chickens in winter takes some extra consideration. Your flock relies on you to keep them warm, healthy, and entertained—no...

A Look at Composting Manure, From Coop to Garden

Once the weather warms up, a swarm of flies around the manure pile is a common sight. Not only is this annoying and unhygienic, but it feels like there must be another way. So what is it? What can we do with chicken manure? If you have a garden, you may be familiar...

5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Chicken Coop

When the weather gets warm, it’s time to start spring cleaning. Chicken coop maintenance is essential and should be your top priority this season.

Ammonia: The Hidden Danger in the Coop

We all like to think of the chicken coop as a place to unwind and relax, but did you know that there may be a hidden danger to you lurking in your chickens’ home? When you open the coop door, egg basket in hand, are you hit with an acrid burning of the nose, lungs,...