FAQ - What's the difference between hardwood bark mulch, hardwood mulch, and colored mulch?

Anything with "bark" in the name will be at least 85% bark of the tree that is named. "bark" mulch is made from the bark that comes off hardwood trees when they are processed in a sawmill.

Hardwood mulch can be any mulch containing any kind of hardwood. It can be bark and white wood or just the white wood. Wood tends to breakdown quicker than bark. The mulch also seems to be more susceptible to insect damage than bark.

Colored mulch is usually made from ground up waste wood or pallets.  It can also be made from Cypress.  This wood fiber material is dyed with a colorant to create a rainbow of colors.