This coarse unscreened mulch which consists of both bark and green plant material provides the soil with both a carbon and nitrogen combination that will increase the availability of nutrients to plants during its decomposition. This product is subject to variation in its content.
Similar to the melaleuca mulch, this mulch is subjected to a strict pasteurization process to help eliminate pathogens and weed seed. Another reason for pasteurization is to eliminate most of the water content within the leaf matter. This therefore ensuring the customers volume of product does not dramatically decrease after purchase. (Fresh forest mulch can reduce in volume by as much as 40% within it first three months).