Seashells are a natural and beautiful way to mulch and landscape your garden. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, and they can add a touch of coastal charm to any outdoor space. Seashells are a versatile and beautiful material that can be used to add a touch of coastal charm to your garden. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy the benefits of seashells for years to come.

Benefits of using seashells for mulching and landscaping

  • Suppress weeds: Seashells can help to suppress weeds by creating a physical barrier that prevents them from germinating and growing.
  • Conserve moisture: Seashells can help to conserve moisture in the soil, which can be especially beneficial in dry climates.
  • Improve drainage: Seashells can help to improve drainage in the soil, which can prevent plants from becoming waterlogged.
  • Add nutrients to the soil: Seashells are a good source of calcium, which can be beneficial for some plants.
  • Enhance the appearance of your garden: Seashells can add a touch of beauty and interest to your garden.

How to use large seashells for mulching and landscaping

  • Choose the right size and type of seashells: Large seashells are best for mulching around trees and shrubs, while smaller seashells can be used for mulching around flowers and other plants.
  • Spread the seashells evenly around the plants: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of seashells around the plants, being careful not to bury the stems.
  • Water the plants: After you have applied the seashells, be sure to water the plants thoroughly.

How to use small seashells for mulching and landscaping

  • Smaller seashells can be used as a decorative accent in your garden. You can use them to create borders around flower beds, or to line walkways and paths.
  • You can also use small seashells to create mosaics or other artwork in your garden.

Tips for using seashells for mulching and landscaping

  • Do not use seashells in acidic soils. Seashells can raise the pH of the soil, which can be harmful to some plants.
  • Do not use seashells in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic. Seashells can become broken and jagged if they are stepped on, which can be dangerous for children and pets.
  • Reapply the seashells every year or two. Seashells will eventually break down over time, so you will need to reapply them every year or two to maintain a consistent layer of mulch.


Locations & Contacts

Residential and Commercial Mulch and Stone Sales
201 North Green Meadows Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28405
Phone: 910-791-2100

Tractor Trailer Mulch, Compost, and Soil Shipments
Galivants Ferry, SC Manufacturing Plant
1240 Dog Bluff Rd
Galivants Ferry, SC 29511
Phone: 843-358-9888