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Mulch is one of the first products that a person thinks of when starting a new or existing landscaping project.  Mulch provides numerous benefits to your landscape that include the suppression of weeds, the ability to retain moisture and the control of erosion.  You can never underestimate the added aesthetic value and curb appeal of your landscape beds once covered with McCarty’s brand of landscape products.  At McCarty Mulch & Stone in Greenwood, we believe that when it comes to mulch, quality is priority #1.  That’s why we manufacture and process our own line of bulk hardwood mulches, hardwood fine mulch, and color enhanced mulch products right here at our facility located near Indianapolis, Indiana.  Be cautious, not all mulches are created equal and to prove it McCarty’s offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We proudly provide mulch products to homeowners and landscapers alike throughout central Indiana, including cities like Greenwood, Carmel, Westfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, Avon, Plainfield, Franklin, Bargersville, McCordsville and Geist.  Choosing the right mulch for your yard project is essential to the long-term health and beauty of your landscape.  Choose McCarty Mulch!

Purpose of Mulch

When it comes to landscape maintenance, mulch is one of the best additions you can make to your landscape to provide long-term benefits.  Mulch will save you time and energy by suppressing the growth of new weeds and reducing the impact of old stubborn weeds in your garden and landscape.  Adding a fresh layer of mulch to your landscape beds will help to maintain even, uniform soil temperatures throughout the year causing less stress on your plants.  Mulch will retain moisture and reduce evaporation and will help to reduce and control soil erosion in your landscape.  A new layer of mulch will also provide an organic element to improve the health of the underlying soil through decomposition which in turn will promote healthier, nutrient-rich soil.  And never underestimate the aesthetic benefits it will give to your landscape, providing a beautiful attractive appearance throughout the year.

Mulch Quality

McCarty Mulch doesn’t just claim to be a sustainable “green” company, in vogue as so many companies do today.  We have actually been a leader in our green strategy and environmental impact by sourcing quality raw materials that are often by-products of other industries, including sawmill wood bark and recycled tree wood fiber in the production of our mulch products.  McCarty Mulch uses only the highest quality materials available in our production process and we never use substandard raw materials such as ground up 2’x4’s, pallet wood or construction debris that may be contaminated with nails and chemicals.  When it comes to landscape mulch products, no one does quality like McCarty Mulch & Stone!

Mulch Types

Our customers have a wide variety of mulch types and options to choose from at McCarty Mulch, including those made from native Indiana hardwood bark, southern Florida cypress, cedar and various color enhanced dyed mulches. One of the most frequent questions we receive is…What is the “best” mulch for me to use?  And the quick and easy answer is there is no mulch that is “better” than another type.  It really just boils down to personal preference, cost, color and texture.

Our premium bark mulches and wood fiber mulches are available in different textures and consistencies including fine grind and regular grind and we also dye these products with vibrant natural colorant using brown, dark brown, black, golden or red for long lasting color retention.  For areas like dog kennels and walking paths, we manufacture economy grade mulch and woodchips. And for children’s play areas we produce a safe, soft, certified playground mulch material.

Indianapolis and all Central Indiana residents can rely on McCarty Mulch & Stone for their mulch, topsoil, and decorative stone needs.  We strive to make each customer’s experience unique, helping you find the right product to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.

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Spring is Here, Time to Mulch! But which is the Best for your Flower Garden?

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5 Ways to Use Your Leftover Mulch

Finished spreading this season’s mulch but still have some to spare? Look at that leftover pile as a golden opportunity! Mulch is good for more than just flower beds, so before you add another layer around your roses, consider using the extra in a new kind of way. Upgrade Your Mailbox Landscaping A small wheelbarrow-load […]

Working with Mulch: Tricks of the Trade

What’s so hard about mulch?  You shovel some around your plants and bushes, and that’s it, right? Not exactly. There are a few tricks of the trade to getting the most out of your mulch delivery.  Apply too much, or in the wrong place, and you could choke out your plants.  Skimp on the mulch, […]

Which Mulch Should I Use?

As warmer temperatures inspire us to leave our indoor cocoons, thoughts turn to the annual ritual of landscape mulch. With so many choices of mulch on the market, how do you choose which kind is right for you? Most mulch made from trees will provide protection and nutrients for your plants, shrubs and trees, as […]

Which Type of Mulch Is Right for Your Landscape?

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What Mulch Does for Your Landscape

Have you ever wondered why we use mulch?  It can seem like an awful lot of work…and wasn’t always the norm.  However, as more people started to put more emphasis on planting flowers and shrubs, commercially prepared mulches became a fixture in most homeowner’s yards, and for good reason. Mulch can ensure the health of […]

Do I need to mulch every year and how much mulch should I put down?

Your landscape beds are cleaned out, the lawn is mowed and now it is time for that annual rite of passage here in the Midwest. Mulch time! Time to decorate the landscape beds for a purpose, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Some homeowners and landscapers do in fact mulch every year and sometimes twice a year […]

  • Premium Hardwood

    , $27.90

    Per Cubic Yard

    Our most popular mulch! Processed from Indiana’s finest natural wood and manufactured on our site. Rich, dark chocolate brown in color and double shredded to approximately 1-2″ in size. Decomposes over time to make an excellent soil amendment.

  • Black Colored Mulch

    , $34.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    Do you want long lasting color? Try our colored mulches! Finely ground wood fiber mulch, generously dyed with a nontoxic coloring, dark jet black in color, holds color longer than other mulches, and decomposes slowly. Size range 2 inch and minus.

    **Dyed mulches contain dye/color additives that need a certain amount of “drying” time after install ation & before a rain or watering. Please allow 24-48 hours for curing or drying after mulch installation to assure no runoff or discoloring. Also, please do not dump or store dyed mulches on concrete surfaces due to the potential for permanent staining.

  • Economy Trailmix Mulch

    , $19.90

    Per Cubic Yard

    A Cost-Effective Alternative! Shredded Chip “Trailmix”, begin as tree chips that are aged and then slowly processed to a small 1 inch chip, medium dark brown in color. These mulches are less expensive, good for dog kennels, walking paths or large planting areas.

  • Color Enhanced Premium Hardwood

    , $39.95

    Per Cubic Yard

    This beautiful mulch begins as Premium Hardwood Mulch. The mulch is then generously dyed with a dark, dark, dark walnut brown colorant in a 20 ton mixing machine that mixes the dye and mulch together producing a perfectly blended high quality enhanced mulch. A tad bit more body and texture than the “mini's”. Size range 1/2″-1 1/2″ pieces. If there is a better looking mulch on the market today then we haven't seen it!!!

  • Hardwood Fines

    , $31.00

    Per Cubic Yard

    Another Premium Mulch Product! Perfectly screened from our Premium Hardwood Mulch which in turn sizes the smaller particles into a “fines” size mulch. Rich dark chocolate brown in color, composts quickly to make an excellent soil amendment. Comparable in size and consistency to coffee grounds.

  • Color Enhanced "Mini’s"

    , $39.95

    Per Cubic Yard

    This beautiful mulch begins as our Triple “Fine” Hardwood Fines. The mulch is then generously dyed with a dark, dark, dark walnut brown colorant in a 20 ton mixing machine that mixes the dye and mulch together producing a perfectly blended high quality fine enhanced mulch. If there is a better looking mulch on the market today then we haven't seen it!!!

  • Brown Colored Mulch

    , $34.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    A Beautiful Walnut Brown! A finely ground wood fiber mulch, generously dyed with a nontoxic coloring, rich walnut brown in color, holds color longer than other mulches, and decomposes slowly.

    **Dyed mulches contain dye/color additives that need a certain amount of “drying” time after install ation & before a rain or watering. Please allow 24-48 hours for curing or drying after mulch installation to assure no runoff or discoloring. Also, please do not dump or store dyed mulches on concrete surfaces due to the potential for permanent staining.

  • Playfun Playground Mulch

    , $28.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    McCarty's Highest Quality playground material available! Clean, small wood chips that are processed down to a uniform chip size of 1 inch or less. Naturally light in color.  McCarty Mulch & Stone has met testing criteria and is in compliance to certain playground ASTM specs. Naturally light in color while being soft and springy. Can be used for play areas, walking paths and kennels.

  • Red Colored Mulch

    , $34.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    Eye-catching Contrast in Your Landscaping Scheme! A finely ground wood fiber mulch, generously dyed with a nontoxic coloring, red in color, provides striking contrast in your landscape, holds color longer than other mulches, and decomposes slowly.

    **Dyed mulches contain dye/color additives that need a certain amount of drying or curing time after installation & before a rain or watering. Please allow 48-72 hours for curing or drying after mulch installation to assure no runoff or discoloring. Also, please do not dump or store dyed mulches on concrete surfaces due to the potential for permanent staining.

  • Cedar Mulch

    , , $39.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    Very Aromatic! Imported from northern and western cedar forests, beautiful blonde with red tints of color, consistency of 3 inches and under, decomposes slowly.

  • McCarty’s Black Gold Mulch

    , $48.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    The absolute highest quality Hardwood Bark Mulch available. Triple shredded and perfectly aged. McCarty's Black Gold is the darkest natural mulch available, makes an excellent soil amendment after decomposition. Shredded to approx. 1 inch minus.

  • Cypress Mulch

    , , $49.50

    Per Cubic Yard

    The Best Florida Has To Offer! 100% Cypress shipped from the Deep South, blonde/gold in color and shredded to a consistency of 3 inches or less. Retains color and longevity more than most mulches.