©2018 by Penick Forest Products, Inc. 

Penick Organics
5734 MS Highway 145
Macon, MS  39341
Phone:  662-726-5224
Fax:  662-726-9417
email: penickorganics@gmail.com
Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

 

FAQ

These are some of the questions we are asked most often.   If you have further questions, please contact us.

01

Is your mulch treated for termites?

 

No.  Adding pesticides to the mulch would require getting EPA permission.  Also, because these products are used around your home, children and pets, we feel that adding pesticides would be harmful.

02

Does mulch attract termites?

 

Here are three university articles that discuss termites and mulch.  These should answer any questions you have. 

 

 

03

Is it best to use mulch or pine straw around my home?

 

Mulch provides excellent weed control and looks better much longer than pine straw.  Many people do not realize that pine straw is extremely flammable and is not recommended for use around wood homes or painted surfaces.  Click the buttons below to read some information about pine straw.

04

How can I have good raised beds?

Raised beds are more of a closed environment than planting in-ground.  After making your raised bed, be sure to line the bottom with cardboard or newpapers to minimize weeds.  Raised beds require soil with specific properties. It needs to be well drained and resist compacting, as well as having enough organic matter to provide benefits to plants. You can mix your soil or buy a mix already formulated, like Dan's Dirt.   In the summer, mulch raised beds to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.  Our Flower and Garden Mulch is perfect for mulching raised beds and can be worked in at the end of the season as an added soil amendment.

05

My plants aren't doing well.  What can I do?

 

Plants have specific needs that must be met by soil and fertilizers.  The first thing to do is to check your soil Ph with a tester you can purchase at big box stores or online.  You can also take a soil sample to your County Agent and they can test it for you.  If soil Ph is not around 6 to 6.5, nutrients in the soil cannot be released to the plants.  Amending your soil with organic matter can also help with plant health.