With any revolutionary technology, most people have a certain amount of healthy skepticism. It's that type of questioning that wins over most of our customers. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions, by both customers and colleagues. If you do not find answers to your questions here, feel free to contact us through email or by phone.

What's the big news I've heard about?
How long will it be before the color fades on Future Mulch?
Is it good for my plants?
Is it going to wash away?
Will Future Mulch attract termites?
Will Future Mulch help keep weeds down?
Is Future Mulch expensive?
What's the REAL COST COMPARISION?
How do you get yard debris off of the mulch?
Will the color fade?
How much do I need?
Where can I get Future Mulch?
Will Future Mulch harm my plants?
What is the best installation method?
Where do I get the best prices, online or locally?



Welcome Future Mulch!
Yes, it's true! We now sell Future Mulch® and with the superior look of our product and the new pricing being as much as 20% less than our old prices, it makes sense to call us to order product today! We don't have color premiums either! All colors are the same price, unlike our old product line that made you pay a hefty premium if you didn't want brown. We use a high grade version of the same raw material you may have used before, so you can be assured you're going to get product that matches your existing product, and if you're a new customer, you can relax knowing what you're getting is the best on the market at the best price!
How long will it be before the color fades on Future Mulch?
We use a special coating that has been lab-tested at 20 years; the product still looks like new after 10 years in use all over the USA.
Is it good for my plants?
Yes! Future Mulch retains moisture through the use of a 'vapor barrier' for optimal plant growth, whereas wood mulch absorbs water the sun evaporates in a continuous cycle, robbing the plants of water, nitrogen and potassium, all critical for the health of your plants and flowers. Also, wood mulch can generate heat and acids that can burn your plants' root system causing even more harm.
Is it going to wash away?
NO! Because Future Mulch is nearly five times heavier than wood mulch, it stays in place much better and since it doesn't float, it will stay put, even during thunderstorms that routinely wash wood mulch down the storm drains. Future Mulch is also great on inclines and areas with sufficient water.
Will Future Mulch attract termites?
No! Generally, insects of all kinds do not live in Future Mulch. This makes our product ideal around homes and other structures where termites and other wood eating insects may cause serious damage.

Will Future Mulch help keep weeds down?
Yes, although it does not eliminate weeds away completely, you will find a reduction in well over 80-90% weed growth the first year and even less over the next few years. Future Mulch will not break down or decompose providing a rich organic environment for weeds to grow in as traditional wood mulch would. It is not recommended that a landscaping fabric be used to as this will cause problems of it's own as the fabric decomposes away leaving remnants of fabric sticking up everwhere. If a weed control substance is preferred, this could be sprayed directly over Future Mulch with out the worry of affecting its color.

Is Future Mulch expensive?
Yes and No. The product is 3-4 times the cost of wood mulch, but it lasts for 20 years or longer. When you consider that pine straw and wood mulch fade after 2 months and Future Mulch hasn't faded even after 5-10 years, you can appreciate the aesthetic value this will add to your home.
What's the REAL COST COMPARISION?
Let's be honest here. I get asked all the time what Future Mulch costs. Certainly this is a valid question, but the answer isn't as simple as you might suspect. When you put wood mulch down, it lasts a few months. But to COMPARE pricing, the chart below shows how many times you'd need to re-mulch compared to ONE application of Future Mulch.
Would anyone really DO six annual re-mulch jobs? Of course not, but to accurately compare what you get from each product, this shows what it takes to keep your landscape or playground LOOKING the same. Maybe it's a silly comparision, but when you understand how many applications of your favorite wood mulch you'd need to maintain the vibrance of the color, the incredible look of Future Mulch, AND all the benefits to your plants and home, you'll realize this is a fantastic alternative to wood mulch at a price that's actually quite reasonable!

So when you ask for current pricing, remember the cost of wood mulch is for two months while the cost of Future Mulch is for 20 years! The chart on the right is actually now outdated. With our special coating, you can expect your product to last up to 20 years!

My favorite analogy: What would you do if your Sears Kenmore refrigerator had to be replaced EVERY 2 months?! Some of you spend that or more on mulch annually! WHY? Because your parents did it, and now you do it! But with Future Mulch you don't have to anymore ...
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How do you get yard debris off of the mulch?
Future Mulch is heavier than regular wood mulch, therefore we recommend using a leaf blower on the low setting. This will remove the debris while leaving the mulch in place.
Will the color fade?
No,the colorant applied to the rubber shreds are specifically designed with a UV protective coating to resist the fading of the sunlight that wood mulch cannot prevent. View Colors
How much do I need?
This depends, of course, on several factors. Refer to the Benefits and Uses for more information on measuring how much Future Mulch you will need.
Where can I get Future Mulch?
Future Mulch is available at select lawn and garden stores. See the Store Locator to find a store near you.
Will Future Mulch harm my plants?
No, in fact this product will help your plants stay healthy by keeping moisture and nutrients like potassium and nitrogen in the ground rather than absorbed by the wood mulch.
What is the best installation method?
Simply pour right on top of the soil Future Mulch 2" thick. You can also use Preen, which is a time release weed killer for great results without putting down garden fabric. Visit our installation page for more tips!

Where do I get the best prices, online or locally?
Obviously, Future Mulch hopes you'll buy from our growing network of local retailers and landscape companies. Future Mulch directly handles all dealer inquiries as well as the special needs of our customers. We provide quotations, site visits to measure your landscape/ playground to assure you get the correct amount of product, and a local contact for all your questions.

Future Mulch will assure you get the best possible price with the fastest delivery!