Free natural wood mulch is currently available at the Dodge County Transfer Station, 62236 240th Ave., Kasson.
The mulch is made by chipping brush, trees, and pallets. It is light to medium brown and will fade over time.
A loading service or bulk delivery of the mulch are available at cost.
Hours at the Transfer Station are Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The facility is closed on Sunday.
The phone number is 507-634-7875.
There are many benefits to using mulch in your yard or garden. It helps deter the growth of weeds, retains moisture in the soil, absorbs water and reduces erosion and provides nutrients and organic matter as it decomposes. Mulch can also provide a border that helps simplify lawn care, and it provides some protection against freezing.
Mulch is used as groundcover around trees, shrubs and gardens and on trails, paths, and playgrounds. It can be used as livestock bedding and as filler under more expensive colored wood chips for decorative landscaping.It also can help insulate plants for the winter season.