How To Calculate Total Mulch/Soil Needed

All of our soil and mulch products are sold in 1/2 cubic yard increments, so whether you need 0.5 or 1000 cubic yards, we can meet your needs. One issue I run into frequently are folks having difficulties determining how much material they need. What is a cubic yard? A cubic yard is a volumetric measurement only defined as an area […]

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Proper Mulch Practices

Proper Mulching Practices As discussed in “Why Mulch?” the use of an organic mulch can have a considerable impact on your landscapes health. Whether that impact is positive or negative has everything to do with how you apply it. Do: Use organic mulch, be it leaf litter, mixed wood, bagasse, pine bark, or pine straw. […]

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How and Why to Compost

Are you an avid gardener? Have you heard of composting? Perhaps you know something about it, but have not yet taken the plunge yet. Here are some very good reasons why you should start your own compost pile: Benefits: • Eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers- hopefully you weren’t using these anyway! • Higher production […]

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Landscaping for Pest Control

Did you know that you there are specific plants and trees that repel or attract different insects and birds? If you are planning a new landscape or garden, or simply are wanting to add to your outdoor living space you should think about what you want to attract and repel. Location of specific plants is […]

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In New Orleans Compost is the Secret to Revitalizing Your Plants

It’s sad but true: For some gardeners in New Orleans compost is a missed opportunity. Many homeowners don’t want to deal with the mess and hassle of making their own compost. That’s perfectly reasonable, but you shouldn’t let your plants miss out! Let Wood Materials deliver all the benefits of mature organic compost to your […]

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Kick Start Your Spring Growth With New Orleans Garden Supplies From Wood Materials

This past winter was mild, and now it’s nearly gone. That means it’s time to break out the hoes and trowels and start planning your 2013 garden! This year, give your greenery a nice kick start with some New Orleans garden supplies produced by Wood Materials. You’ll save some money (and the environment!) by buying […]

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