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Benefits of mulch

Called a gardener's best friend, mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.

Made up of organic material like shredded or chipped tree bark, a three-inch layer of mulch spread over bare soil will enhance the health of your garden in many ways, including: 

  • Retention of soil moisture
  • Moderation of soil temperature, insulating plant roots against extreme temperatures
  • Suppression of water-stealing weeds
  • Protection of drip irrigation equipment from sun damage
  • Improvement of soil texture as the mulch breaks down
  • Nourishment of beneficial soil organisms by the organic matter
  • Beautification of your garden, filling open spaces and bare ground
Document Type Size
Benefits of Mulch PDF <1 MB
Bay Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch PDF 3.3 MB

Mulch coupons

EBMUD and Contra Costa Water District have partnered with local nurseries, garden centers, and soil companies to offer discounts on organic mulch. Download and print a coupon from the business of your choice listed below. Present it at time of purchase.

Document Type Size
Antioch - Hillcrest Topsoil Coupon, 917 Sunset Drive PDF <1 MB
Antioch- Morgan's Home and Garden, 2555 E. 18th St. PDF <1 MB
Bay Point- Stoneyard Masonry, 805 Port Chicago Way PDF <1 MB
Benecia - Vision Recycling, 1460 Goodyear Road PDF <1 MB
Berkeley - Westbrae Nursery, 1272 Gilman Street PDF <1 MB
Brentwood - Brentwood Decorative Rock, 6745 Brentwood Blvd. PDF <1 MB
Concord- Ace Hardware, 4451 Clayton Road PDF <1 MB
Concord- Mt. Diablo Landscape Centers, 2445 Vista Del Monte PDF <1 MB
Danville - Sloat Garden Center and Topsoil, 828 Diablo Road PDF <1 MB
Danville - Sloat Garden Center and Topsoil, 800 Camino Ramon PDF <1 MB
Danville - Tassajara Nursery, 2550 Camino tassajara PDF <1 MB
Fremont - Vision Recycling, 6756 Central Avenue PDF <1 MB
Livermore - Alden Lane Nursery, 964 Alden Lane PDF <1 MB
Livermore- Vision Recycling, 30 Greenville Road PDF <1 MB
Martinez - Contra Costa Topsoil, 5030 Imhoff Drive PDF <1 MB
Martinez - Ecomulch, 5010 Pacheco Boulevard PDF 13.4 MB
Martinez - MacAlvey's Nursery, 5733 Alhambra Avenue PDF <1 MB
Martinez - Sloat Garden Center and Topsoil, 6740 Alhambra Avenue PDF <1 MB
Moraga - Moraga Garden Center, 1400 Moraga Road PDF <1 MB
Oakland - Grand Lake ACE Garden Center, 4001 Grand Avenue PDF <1 MB
Oakland - Thornhill Nursery, 6250 Thornhill Drive PDF <1 MB
Orinda - McDonnell Nursery, 196 Moraga Way PDF <1 MB
Pleasant Hill - Sloat Garden Center and Topsoil, 2895 Contra Costa Blvd. PDF <1 MB
Richmond - Acapulco Rock and Soil, 3251 Jacuzzi Street PDF <1 MB
Richmond - American Soil and Stone, 2121 San Joaquin Street PDF <1 MB
San Leandro - Evergreen Nursery, 350 San Leandro Blvd. PDF <1 MB