Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Finger Lakes Mulch & Soil offers a full line of professional growing soils, premium soils and organic soils and amendments. These products contain rich additives and textures suited for various uses.

Yes. The water-based, non-toxic colorants we use are independently tested and proven safe for plant and animal life.

Finger Lakes Mulch and Soil organic recycling operations meet all requirements for registration under New York State Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines. Registered facilities, such as ours, must adhere to a certain level of operating requirements. These principles cover everything form the materials we use to how our products are stored.

Generally, you should apply mulch at a depth of two to four inches. Any more than that can limit the amount of air circulation and suffocate your plants. Use less mulch for heavy, clay soils and more for lighter, sandy soils. Mulch works best if applied at least once a year.

Yes. Our animal bedding is safe for use with livestock, horses and other animals. No chemicals are added in the production process. The softwood we use offers a natural fresh scent while absorbing moisture, suppressing dust and allowing for easy clean-up.

Certified organic refers to agricultural products that have been grown and processed according to uniform standards which are verified by independent state or private organizations accredited by the USDA. Certification includes annual submission of an organic system plan and inspection of farm fields and processing facilities. Inspections include review of a facility’s cleaning and pest control methods, ingredient transportation and storage, and recordkeeping and audit control.

Finger Lakes Mulch and Soil conveniently delivers to customers throughout the entire state of New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

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