Mulch Block

Mulch Block

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Carry a Bushel of Coir Mulch in One Hand

  • Lightweight mulch block hydrates to 2 cu. ft. of mulch
  • Mulch helps suppress weeds and conserves soil moisture
  • 100% organic, biodegradable and renewable
  • One block covers 12 sq. ft. at a 2" depth; 8 sq. ft at a 3" depth
We’ve all been there: lugging heavy bags of mulch to the car, straining our backs and making a mess. These dehydrated coir mulch blocks weigh just 9 pounds and are delivered right to your door. Just add water and in 20 minutes, you’ll have 2 cubic feet of earth-friendly mulch. Made from coconut husks, coir has better water retention than bark, and reduces the temperature and moisture fluctuation by 50%. Keeps its rich color, too.

  • Each block weighs just 9 lbs, makes 2 cubic feet of mulch
  • Covers 12 sq. ft. at a 2" depth; 8 sq. ft at a 3" depth
  • Made from coconut husks
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    4.3

    (based on 264 reviews)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Eco-friendly (153)
    • Easy to apply (143)
    • Effective (131)
    • Safe (121)
    • Organic (111)

    Cons

    • Messy (17)
    • Inefficient (11)
    • Pricey / poor value (10)
    • Pricey (3)

    Best Uses

    • Garden (189)
    • Weeds (102)
    • Lawn care (11)
    • Dandelions (10)
    • Bugs & insects (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (138), Midrange shopper (45), Getting started (33), Budget shopper (22), Master gardener (19)

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    5.0

    Works well

    By QB

    from Jersey City, New Jersey

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Mulch Block:

      Works well because it is light weight & doesn't take up a lot of space.

       
      4.0

      Easy to store, easy to use

      By experienced gardener

      from Elko, NV

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Holds moisture well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Leaches Nitrogen

      Best Uses

      • Deck
      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about Mulch Block:

      The only problem with the coir mulch is the same problem that wood-chip and bark mulches cause in a garden: chlorosis. All of the plants in my gardens needed extra fertilizer while the mulch was still new. After it ages for at least a season, that problem goes away. But it could be a death knell for super delicate plants.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic-can lift them!

      By joy in gardening

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Store
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Mulch Block:

        Have clay soil to deal with and part of our yard boarders a retention pond. Some years back not able to dig or deal with the slope to retention pond. Began making raised beds. My husband makes me "boxes". The plan has been and is to have the boxes disintegrate as the plants become established. Putting these around the boxes creates moisture that helps break down the boxes. By the time the plants are established, the boxes disintegrate leaving fantastic soil (mulch has broken down)leaving us with a larger area for roots to continue growing/spreading. This has been working for a number of years now. It is creating less of a slope to retention pond thus replacing soil that has washed away...leaving us with well established plants which help control the erosion. I realize this may not be the reason why others buy it, but it is working fantastically for us!

         
        4.0

        More Convenient

        By Kathie

        from Oviedo, FL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about Mulch Block:

          Much simpler than carrying bags of mulch from the store an dragging them to the back yard. Saved my back!

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By ThinkGreen

          from Waxhaw, NC

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Store
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Raised Veggie Beds

            Comments about Mulch Block:

            I am using the coir to mulch my raised veggie beds. It looks good, holds moisture, blocks weeds and lasts. When I turn it under it improves my soil. No cons, all pros!

             
            3.0

            Disappointed in this product

            By SC Prof

            from South Carolina

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Coverage
            • Relatively Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Landscape Areas
            • Small gardens

            Comments about Mulch Block:

            I bought several blocks of this mulch this past year and used them around my garden and beds. I found that I would have to apply far more than I bought to get more than a thin layer of mulch. I had already spent a good deal more than it would have cost to buy wood chips or other alternatives, so I ended up using wood chips which were free from a local tree cutting service in addition to the coir. The coir mulch is prettier than wood chips or leaves/pine straw, so I would recommend it for smaller landscape beds or containers and use cheaper alternatives for large areas. They also will break down quicker than coir to nourish your soil.

             
            5.0

            My favorite mulch

            By pattyloof

            from Oklahoma City

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Mulch Block:

            I love this stuff -- I can carry it without having to bother someone to help me, it expands quickly, and it's easy to use. Since it's so wet, it also waters my plants! If you look at it objectively it's expensive for what you get but I'm willing to pay for the convenience of being able to work in my garden when I want to, not on everyone else's schedule.

             
            4.0

            Great, Great, Great!

            By GB the gardener

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mulch Block:

                Love how compact the bricks are. Open one up, break it apart in your wheelbarrow, add the water, stir, push the wheelbarrow to the area you want the mulch to go, dump and spread. A little manual labor, but a great look to the natural area and the flowers and shrubs love it. Sure cut down on all of the weeds and watering, too.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beauty Blocks

                By fleur jardin

                from Ellensburg, WA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Store
                • Looks Good

                Cons

                • Needs More Water

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about Mulch Block:

                Happy with the way it makes my flower garden look so professional. I liked not having to lug heavy awkward sacks of mulch, and the ease of application to soil. Did take some time to get the blocks to a workable consistancy, needed much more water than stated in directions. I live in semi-arid part of country, and hope to be able to conserve water using this mulch, the dry wind and heat make watering quite a chore here.

                 
                5.0

                Easy to use!

                By Honey bunny

                from Rock Hill, SC

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Store
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about Mulch Block:

                  Loved the fast shipping and very easy to use, looks good! Will let you know if it lasts 2 years, if so, will buy again.

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