This black mulch is made of trees shredded into small pieces, then one of the ingredients that is added is charcoal which gives it the black look that contrasts with plants so well. This product holds it’s color for up to a year in the our climate. Ask your Landscaper or Lawn Care provider where they get their mulch to make sure you are getting the freshest available. One major benefit of using ours is that the charcoal helps to prevent weeds. So you could say that Black Hardwood Mulch is a lower maintenance mulch. Sign up for our newsletter to get up to date information about things you can do to improve your landscape.