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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: 

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  • 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
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Benefits of Mulch PDF <1 MB
Bay Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch PDF 3.3 MB

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.

Morgan's Home & Garden Coupon 2555 E. 18th Street Antioch
Stoneyard Masonry Coupon 805 Port Chicago Way Bay Point
Vision Recycling Benecia Coupon 1460 Goodyear Road Benecia
East Bay Nursery Coupon 2332 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley
Brentwood Decorative Rock, Inc. Coupon 6745 Brentwood Boulevard Brentwood
Bill's Ace Hardware (valid at all East Bay locations) Coupon 4451 Clayton Road Concord
Mt. Diablo Landscape Center Coupon 2445 Vista Del Monte Concord
Sloat Garden Center and Topsoil (valid at all East Bay locations) Coupon

800 Camino Ramon

828 Diablo Road

Danville

Danville

Alden Lane Nursery Coupon 981 Alden Lane Livermore
Vision Recycling Livermore Coupon 30 Greenville Road Livermore
Contra Costa Topsoil Inc. Coupon 5030 Imhoff Drive Martinez
Ecomulch Coupon 5010 Pacheco Boulevard Martinez
MacAlvey's Nursery Coupon 5733 Alhambra Avenue Martinez
Vision Recycling Newark Coupon 6756 Central Avenue Newark
Broadway Terrace Nursery Coupon 4340 Clarewood Drive  Oakland
Grand Lake Ace Garden Center Coupon 4001 Grand Avenue Oakland
Thornhill Nursery Coupon 6250 Thornhill Drive Oakland
McDonnell Nursery Coupon 196 Moraga Way Orinda
American Soil and Stone  Coupon  2121 San Joaquin Street, Building A Richmond