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Free and Discounted Mulch Available

mulch in landscaping LRMulch saves water, prevents erosion, moderates soil temperature, suppresses weeds, and looks beautiful. The City's landscape division provides free mulch that residents can pick up at the library on an as available basis. The City mulch is from recent tree trimmings that have been shredded and it is not processed or uniform in appearance and quality. The free mulch is available on an ongoing first come, first served basis to City residents. Right now, the City has a large amount of mulch available free for residents. Chipped wood trimmings from City landscape projects are deposited in an enclosure located in the parking lot median between the Thousand Oaks Library and the Goebel Senior Center at 1385 East Janss Road.  If the mulch is all gone by the time you arrive, the City will keep replenishing it until our supply is exhausted. Be sure to bring your own shovels and sealable bags or containers and help yourself.

For higher grade mulch, Peach Hill Soils is offering a 20% discount and free delivery to the first 30 households in Thousand Oaks that order. Peach Hill Soils is providing these discounts as part of their “Got Mulch” program, sponsored by the Ventura County Recycling Market Development Zone RMDZ) which helps create local markets for the processing, manufacturing, and marketing of materials made with recycled or reused materials. The City is a member of the RMDZ.

Call Peach Hill Soils at 805/529-6164 to order. Discounted quantities are limited to 20 cubic yards, and discounted delivery is limited to $100 value (delivery to Thousand Oaks addresses normally costs $65 to $125, depending on size and location of delivery). No commercial landscapers may order through this offer.

If you are not one of the first 30 homes responding to this offer, you can still pick up mulch at Peach Hill’s residential supply yard, co-located at Performance Gardens, 6001 E. Los Angeles Ave. Somis 93066.  You can also order their products online at Through their website, Peach Hill Soils also offers community grants for schools and local non-profits looking to add mulch to their landscapes.

Another local vendor of mulch is Agromin, at 485-9200 or, with several retail locations throughout Ventura County.

To learn more about mulch, composting, and ongoing garden workshops, click on our Garden Resources page.

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