Frequently Asked Questions
Why use Foster Brothers Mulch?
Foster Brothers mulch not only makes your flower bed look great, but it also helps to regulate soil temperature, retain moisture, create a weed barrier, add nutrients to the soil, and control erosion.
Should I mulch in the spring or fall?
Spring is usually the preferred season for aesthetic reasons. Spring mulching helps the soil retain moisture and provides a weed barrier. Fall mulching is preferable for protecting plant and root systems because it keeps the soil warmer during the winter months.
How much mulch do I need?
You can calculate the amount of mulch you need with our mulch calculator located at the bottom right corner of all product pages.
How long does colored mulch last in comparison to non-colored mulch?
Color-enhanced mulch will usually maintain its color approximately 50% longer than non-colored mulch.
Is Foster Brothers Mulch treated with any chemicals?
No, all Foster Brothers mulch is produced from virgin wood. Our color-enhanced mulch is colored with a non-toxic, bio-degradable dye and is completely safe for plants and animals.
Does Foster Brothers use recycled wood?
Our mulch is produced using only virgin materials from the sawmill industry. We do not use pallets, ground rubber, or packing materials in our products. We do this to ensure that no pesticides or industrial additives are present in our products so they remain environmentally safe and plant friendly.
Does Foster Brothers practice sustainable forestry and wildlife management methods?
Yes, Foster Brothers believes that employing sustainable methods when harvesting timber is not only essential for the growth and health of the forest, but to also ensure the sustainability of the wood products industry.
Where will Foster Brothers deliver to?
Our large fleet of company-owned trucks will deliver to Missouri and all surrounding states. However, we will quote delivery to other states if requested.
Is there a minimum delivery amount?
There is no minimum delivery amount. However, Foster Brothers cannot deliver to residential neighborhoods due to transportation restrictions on our large trucks.
Does Foster Brothers offer credit?
Yes. The first step is to download and send in our Credit Application. Please fax the completed application to 1-573-386-2311.
How can I contact Foster Brothers Wood Products?
Toll Free: 1-800-392-2271
For more contact information please see our Contact page.
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