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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

Florida Friendly Landscaping psst it's exactly the same logo

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

MULCH GUIDANCE


What to Use

  • Use FFL recommended mulch:
    • Pine bark
    • Pine straw
    • Fallen leaves
    • Melaleuca mulch
    • Mixed hardwood mulch
    • Eucalyptus mulch
    • Utility mulch
  • Use alternative, by-products or recycled mulches when available.
  • Do not use cypress mulch. It may be harvested unsustainably. 

How to Mulch

  • Create self-mulching areas under trees
  • Self-mulching areas exist under trees where leaves can remain as they fall.
  • FFL recommended mulch is applied at a depth of 2-3".
  • Replenish mulch as needed to maintain a 2-3” depth.
  • Avoid “volcano mulching” where mulch is piled against the tree trunk.
  • Keep mulch away (12”-18”) from the base of trees. If needed for aesthetic reasons, put no more than one inch over the rootball.
  • Keep mulch away (1”-2”) from shrubs.