What do with old mulch?

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Old mulch, Can add new mulch cover old mulch? Any idea ?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 06, 2017
    yes it will be fine

  • Barb Barb on Aug 06, 2017
    I'm not sure why mulch was in concrete bed?? Maybe a dog poop bed?? I would place a bench there.

  • Rae Rae on Aug 06, 2017
    I recycled my old mulch and placed it in a less visible part of the yard and then went to town with the new. You can use new with the old but remember the color will be a bit different. Since it doesn't appear that you have a plantings here you might consider a weed barrier before you put down more or new.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 06, 2017
    Most people add mulch on top of the old as it deteriorates, no muss, no fuss. Make sure you pull any weeds first before you put on the new.

  • I just add new over old in Spring and fall if needed. If moldly, remove and replace.

  • Gilda Gottrox Gilda Gottrox on Aug 06, 2017
    Would putting mulch against the house attract insects? In areas that are troubled with carpenter ants or termites: mulch might be an invitation for them . "Welcome. Make yourself at home!"




  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 06, 2017
    @Connie, what a cute little area! If you can work the old mulch into the dirt a few inches, that would be helpful. As mulch decays, it is making soil. Yes, put more on top. You like red mulch. So does my husband. I see a chair and sand buckets. I just bet that's a favorite spot for you and your children to play outside. Bless you 😇

  • Vivian Vivian on Aug 06, 2017
    Sure but they will mix unless you put a layer of something like landscape cloth between. If you can find a good color mix you do not need the separator.

  • Connie Connie on Aug 06, 2017
    Thanks!

  • Connie Connie on Aug 07, 2017
    Gladly all your answer and ideas, thank you all.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 08, 2017
    I have five grands, three who live in a different state, and they are now 13, 19, and 22. My little grand girls are getting bigger-6 and 8 and I have a few more days before school starts. I'm hoping to get two diff. days and one night with them. My big deal now is finding real adult crafts, but letting them do the work, even if it is messy and everything gets covered in glitter glue. You never know. This may be the last summer. I'm sure you treasure every day with your family, as I do. Bless you, Connie 😇

  • Gilda Gottrox Gilda Gottrox on Aug 08, 2017
    We put mulch around our house. Looked amazing... until the neighborhood cats used it as a giant litter box.

  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Nov 10, 2018

    You don't have to, but do make sure you don't get too deep of a layer of mulch. You also want to "stir and fluff" the old mulch before putting the new mulch on top.