FAQ - How often do I need to mulch?

This depends on what kind of mulch you prefer and how fresh a landscape you want. To keep "bark" mulches looking fresh, you need to mulch once a year since they tend to break down (and enrich) the soil quicker. Colored mulches ultimately fade. To keep them looking vibrant you may need to top-dress them once a year. Top dressing is the method of applying about an inch of material on top of existing material.