Following our April newsletter on mulch production, we created a short video showing the process. Enjoy!
Lawn-Corps takes great pride in the quality and variety of our mulch. We work hard to produce mulches in a manner that work in harmony with our environment. Mulch is one of the key ingredients for maintaining a sustainable garden or landscape. For that reason, it is important to note, all of the water based colorants we use in our colored mulches are eco-friendly, mold and fungus resistant and safe for children and pets. By selecting mulch, or any product, through Lawn-Corps, you are participating in improving our community, our environment and our planet.
Here is some insight on how Lawn-Corps processes your wood waste into organically colored mulches.
All brush is deposited in a centralized location at the farm while waiting to be processed. When a workable amount is accumulated, we call in Hogzilla, a tub grinder....a very large 1200 hp tub grinder, with a diameter of 18ft. Hogzilla will chew up a tree and turn it into grind within minutes.
At this point, the grind is put through a 3/8” screener to remove excess dirt and saw dust. Lawn-Corps is one of two wood waste recycling facilities in the Kansas City area that do this. It’s an important step because approximately 240 lbs. of dirt and saw dust will be screened to produce one yard of mulch. This leaves you with pure mulch.
The next step is a final 2” grind, producing an evenly shredded product. It’s during this final grind that the organic colorant is added.
Following this process, the mulch must cure for 48 hours then it’s off to your home.
It's a small step but, you can feel confident that in using our products, you're contributing to a sustainable environment. Wood waste, an otherwise useless material, has been repurposed into a viable garden product to help restore our earth.
To this….it truly is a metamorphosis.
To see our assortment of mulches, stop by our Sample Shack at the farm.
Hope to see you soon!