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The Benefits of Mulch

If applied correctly, mulch can be very beneficial to your landscape. Mulch is material that is laid over the surface of the soil to help retain moisture in the soil, provide nutrients, suppress weeds, protect against extreme temperatures, and make the landscape look more attractive. Almstead produces premium quality mulch. Our mulch is aged and treated to eliminate pathogens and double-hammered for texture. It is available in natural brown or in a variety of vibrant, dyed colors. Your Almstead arborist can supply and apply mulch to your landscape at the correct depth and placement.


Proper mulching helps manage soil moisture stress and increases soil fertility. By using high quality Almstead Mulch, the benefits of mulching can be extended even further. This includes soil temperature control, weed suppression and enhancing natural nutrients already present in your soil…


  • Mulch adds organic matter to your soil. This helps make your garden healthier and more resistant to pest and disease.
  • Mulch provides valuable slow-release nutrients and prevents vitamin loss in plants.
  • Mulch prevents evaporation by shielding the soil from the sun. It also reduces water run-off during rain or watering. This also reduces the amount of watering needed.
  • Mulch shades delicate seedlings from too much sun.
  • Mulch is a great insulator. By regulating the soil temperature it keeps roots consistently cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • Mulch provides a natural barrier to stop weeds from growing and competing with plants for nutrients.
  • Mulch improves the visual appearance of your garden.
  • Mulch can provide a home for plant-friendly insects.

Almstead Nursery & Mulch

Almstead has been producing premium mulch, compost and topsoil utilizing green recycling practices since the early 1990's. It now a very successful venture in its own right. Our business office and production unit is located in Ghent, NY but we also have a facility in our yard in New Rochelle, NY to serve Westchester County and the surrounding region. Coming from a tree care background, we understand the importance of clean, organic mulch and compost to the health and vigor of plants. In fact, we are so confident in our products that we use them on our tree company clients' properties all season long.


In addition to mulch and compost, we also offer onsite grinding and carting services. Our drivers and equipment operators have extensive experience servicing customers in Columbia County, Ulster County, Greene County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, and Albany County, and Westchester County, New York.


Almstead's Organic Compost is now available in convenient 10 lb. bags at our New Rochelle and Ghent locations. Our compost is "Certified 100% Organic" in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program.



Lower Westchester County, NY and New York City

58 Beechwood Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801



Upper Westchester (North of I-287)

15 Broadway, Hawthorne, NY 10532



Fairfield County, Connecticut

547 Hope Street, Stamford CT 06907



Bergen & Passaic Counties, NJ

504 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, NJ 07508



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