Mulch Block
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$14.95
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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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    Mulch Block
     
    4.3

    (based on 268 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 (193)
    • Weeds (102)
    • Lawn care (11)
    • Dandelions (10)
    • Bugs & insects (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (138), Midrange shopper (47), Getting started (33), Budget shopper (24), Master gardener (19)

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    4.0

    Easy to Use

    By churt

    from College Station, TX

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Mulch Block:

      The mulch block is so easy to hydrate, break up and spread. Because it is so light and compact you can store it anywhere until you are ready to use it.

       
      5.0

      I have bought this again and again!

      By Joy the Determined

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about Mulch Block:

        We have a slope that leads to a retention pond. Over the years, the soil has eroded significantly. Am using it create less of a slope. It is an area a dump truck can not access, and I am not able to lift the normal mulch bags to accomplish this. I am adding plants inside handmade non-pressure treated wood boxes to hold the soil. I put this mulch around the boxes. It serves as an aid to assist in the decomposition of the "box" as well as keeping the plant in position until its roots become established and keeping the immediate area moist. It is working wonderfully! Every plant that I have used this "creation" for has not only lived, but thrived!

         
        5.0

        Moisture Control and Erosion Control

        By Believer

        from Lake St. Louis, MO

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • attractive
        • Durable
        • Stays put

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Hilly
        • Landscaping

        Comments about Mulch Block:

        Wow! Love this product. Plan to use it for all future landscaping. Withstood torrential rain and hail and didn't wash away. No weeds yet either. Love the beautiful warm natural color. Reconstitute the block with garden fertilizer. Get the full benefit of green growth. Awesome!

         
        5.0

        just add water and watch it grow

        By bjr

        from arizona

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about Mulch Block:

          use a big container...it expands more than you might think.

           
          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.

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