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We sell playground mulch specifically developed for child safety.

Dyed Mulch- Why we don't sell it

Why We Don’t Sell Dyed Mulch

There are numerous reasons why we don’t recommend to use dyed mulches in the landscape. Aside from looking artificial here are a few more:

Origin of Dyed Mulch

Dyed mulches (black, red, green and other colors) are usually (with few exceptions) made up of recycled wood waste. This trash wood can come from old hardwood pallets, old decking, demolished buildings or worse yet pressure treated CCA lumber. CCA stands for Chromium, Copper and Arsenic; chemicals used to preserve wood. This ground up trash wood is then sprayed with a tinted to cover up inconsistencies in the wood and give it a uniform color.

Effect of Dyed Mulch

This dyed wood mulch does not break down to enrich the soil as good mulch should. Instead it leaches the dye along with the possible contaminants (chromium, copper, arsenic and others) into the soil harming or even killing beneficial soil bacteria, insects, earthworms and sometimes the plants themselves. These wood mulches actually rob the soil of nitrogen by out-competing the plants for the nitrogen they need for their own growth. In addition, they can be hydrophobic and actually prevent water from getting down into the soil and the roots of your plants.

What We Use

We sell only 100% natural bark muches that are natural in color without additives. Shredded bark mulch breaks down over the course of a season or two without the harmful effects of dyed mulches.

Hydrangeas, Tulips, and Easter Lilies

Locally grown easter plants are here welcoming spring! 

Christmas Raffle WINNER!!

We want to congratulate MaryEllen Perry from Rutland for winning our christmas raffle drawing for a $50 gift certificate to PVN!! We look forward to seeing everyone this spring for our next raffle!

Order your Custom Wreaths and Pick out your Christmas Tree!

  • Hank's been making handmade wreaths and roping around the clock, and Diane and Caroline are busy making bows.  Come join us to sip some cider and pick out your christmas tree!  We're taking orders for custom decor!!

Planting Season is Here!

The full moon has passed, and planting season is at its peak! All of our annuals and perennials are in. Come in and see our selection! Be sure to check out our fine assortment of vegetables while they last!

Open for Season! 4/7/2014

Spring flowers, tools, grass seed, bark mulch, loam available!

Now Open 7 Days Per Week!!!

 

Best Garden Center!

Pleasant View Nursery just won Worcester Living Magazine's 'The Best of 2011' in the Garden Center Category!

Asian Longhorned Beetle Update

Check out this update on the Asian Longhorned Beetle issued by the Town of Paxton.

Replacing Storm-Damaged Trees

The ice storm of December 2008 took our community by surprise and left a wake of damaged and broken trees. Consider installing small new trees next to older specimens to mitigate the mess! Tree species vary in their resistance to ice accumulation. A tree's susceptibility to ice storm damage are increased by certain characteristics, such as weak branch junctures, dead and decaying branches, a broad crown, and fine branching. Planting a diverse urban forest will reduce damage caused by severe ice storms.

Below is a list of trees that typically have stronger wood, and traditionally break less in storms. [Source: US Forest Service Ice Storm Resistant Trees]