Compost & Mulch

Types of Mulch

Choosing the best mulch or compost can make all the difference to your garden. With so many different types it can make it hard to choose the right one. SmartScapes LLC can help you choose and install the correct mulch depending on your needs.

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Rubber Mulch

Made from 100% recycled rubber, rubber mulch is environmentally friendly and non-toxic which makes it a great choice for both landscaping material and playground safety surface.

Plastic Mulch

There are many advantages for using plastic mulch. A few of these are suppressing weeds, earlier crops and conserving water, which is why plastic mulch is popular with commercial growers and gardeners.

Playground Mulch

Accidents and falls happen on playgrounds, keep your children's play areas safe with playground mulch. Playground mulch is made from a variety of natural-color hardwoods. It is ground finely and also serves as excellent covering for walking paths and trails. For safety reasons, we recommend an installation minimum of six inches deep.


Compost is simply decomposed organic material. It is the most important supplement you can give you garden. Adding compost will reduce pest problems, improve moisture retention, and provides a slow-release source of nutrients.

Mushroom Compost

Mushroom compost is used as a soil conditioner or for mulch. It is often referred to as Spent Mushroom Substrate, as it is the compost left over from mushroom farming. Mushroom compost is used in vegetable and ornamental gardens.

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Tree Bark

Will give your garden a neat and tidy appearance around trees and shrubs, it also creates a good environment for earthworms which will help reduce soil compaction over time.


Is perfect for improving the appearance of your garden, and is great around trees, shrubs and perennials

Cedar Mulch

Cedar mulch comes from the bark of the cedar tree, it is the most aromatic and durable mulch on the market. Cedar mulch is naturally resistant to insect, rot and decay.

Colored Mulch

Why not make a statement and use colored mulches that blend into the landscape and help bring out the colors in your plants, while preventing the growth of weeds naturally.

  • Black Mulch
  • Red Mulch
  • Brown Mulch

Cypress Mulch

Cypress mulch is organic and helps soil retain moisture. When cypress mulch decomposes, it adds nutrients to the soil. It also has the added benefit of deterring insect and weeds.

Pine Bark Mulch

Also known as pine bark nuggets, they come in various sizes. Pine bark is long-lasting, and enriches the soil when it breaks down. They work best in flat beds where in heavy rains they won't float away.

Pine Straw Mulch

Is very lightweight, and can be used in gardening and landscaping. It is easier to spread and covers a larger area than most other mulches. Pine Straw insulates roots from temperature extremes, conserves soil moisture, helps water infiltration, eliminates erosion and protects against soil compaction.

Pine Needle Mulch

Is also known as pine straw, and is a natural soil enhancer. Pine needles usually have a high amount of acid, and are an excellent choice for annual flowers such as Marigolds, Zinnias and many more. They also interlock which keeps them from blowing out of gardens during strong winds.

Pine Bark Fines

Cousins to the Pine Bark Mulch but in smaller pieces. Pine Bark Fines work well as a soil amendment and also a mulch for areas with perennials and annuals.

Wood Chip Mulch

There are many benefits to using wood chip mulch. They enrich the soil, prevent erosion and compaction and enhance water infiltration and retention to name a few. Wood chips include bark, wood and often leaves, and are a great way to improve the appearance of your garden.


Are plants that can range in height from about an inch to four feet. Groundcovers provide soil cover, prevent weed growth and prevent soil erosion, but also unify different components in your landscape or garden. They also soften hardscapes such as driveways.

Gourmet Soils

We have a variety of blends of soil for your beds. We can blow these soils into your beds to amend the clay that is naturally found in Nashville and surrounding areas.

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See also:

Topsoil / Dirt Delivery
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