Important Global Message
The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency
The use of Cypress Mulch is prohibited under Chapter 18-a, the Landscape Code of Miami-Dade County, under the jurisdiction of the Planning and Regulation Department. The code reference is 18(a) .7-15(G)(3) and it states the following:
Cypress Mulch shall not be used because its harvest degrades cypress wetlands. This only applies to new development.
We do not recommend the use of red dyed mulch, which looks like redwood, as it may contain pressure-treated lumber chips.
We do recommend pine bark as it allows water to flow through to the roots, whereas Cypress Mulch fuses together with fungus and doesn't allow water to get through.
Read more about mulching practices for South Florida .
You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.
Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.