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  • #3 | Ken-Mulch

    Price: $27.95 per scoop ​ #3 ​ Coverage per scoop: 55 sq ft Scoop is 1/2 cu yd and approx. 1,195 lbs ​ #3 is a crushed limestone aggregate used in driveways, pathways, drainage and hardscapes.

  • ABOUT US | Ken-Mulch

    ABOUT US Ross Smallwood loads a Model-T. Grandma Morrison during the early freeze of 1986. Back in 1975, David and Mary Lou Smallwood opened up the first retail landscape business in the Kentuckiana area. Ken-Mulch has been a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Ken-Mulch is the original "bulk-mulch" company in Louisville. ​ For the past 45 years, Ken-Mulch has always put the customer first. Your happiness is our priority. During the 1980's, Ken-Mulch sees great expansion.

  • Compost | Ken-Mulch

    Price: $34.95 per scoop ​ Compost Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft x 2" Deep Scoop = 1/2 cu yd ​ Local straw based horse bedding material is used to produce this biologically active, nutrient rich compost, making this a premium soil amendment and turf dressing. Because of the process that is used to produce our compost it is weed and pathogen free.

  • March Blog | Ken-Mulch

    March Madness! Winter is finally over! March is here and the sun is shining. Hopefully everyone is finally able to go outside! We know, everyone is excited for their favorite basketball teams to play for a National Championship, but that does not mean your yard should not look as good as a game winning shot! Developing Your Landscape Plan Having a plan is essential to start the development of your landscaping. What are you interested in? What type of plants do you want? Are you interested in mulch or rock? Have you measured the area that you are going to be landscaping? Are you going to be doing the work or do you plan on hiring someone? What is your budget? These are all very important questions in regards to starting your landscaping. Step 1: Research and Budget Researching for plants that are practical for your landscape can be tough. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate from what you like and what will look good. One thing that you need to remember is that the plants you buy are going to grow and/or look different eventually. No plant ever stays the same. You will need to research the mature growth of every single plant that you plan on purchasing to make sure you do not have a cluttered landscape. Ken-Mulch has FREE consultation to help bring your landscape plan to life. With pictures, measurements and sun facings, Ken-Mulch will help you with your design to fit within your budget. Step 2: Designing Your Landscape Once you have found plants that you want, it is now time to start designing! Designing a proper layout of where each plant will specifically go is crucial. Eye balling or guessing any measurements can totally throw off ones landscape. A layout of where everything will go can help prevent mistakes and speed up the process of planting. Knowing where everything is going to go before you do anything outside can save you from wasting time and tons of frustration. Ken-Mulch will help in this process. Call us today (502) 964-7222 Step 3: Buying the Material Today is the day. You wake up bright and early on a hopefully somewhat cool, sunny morning and are ready to buy your plants! Hopefully your landscape beds are clear, clean and ready to go. ​ Ken-Mulch offers a wide variety of landscape rock, mulch and plants to help satisfy any landscaping needs. Step 4: Planting and Beyond Step 1: Clean Out Your Landscape Beds! This is where you will most likely accumulate all of the dirt under your fingernails . Having a clean landscape bed is essential before starting your new landscape. There should be nothing but top soil unless you plan on re-purposing plants that were in your previous landscape. It makes your life a whole lot easier when their is nothing in your way. Step 2: Planting!!! ​ Once you have purchased plants and your landscape beds are clear, it is time to start planting! ​ -Take the plant out of the pot! -Loosen the roots on the bottom of the root ball! -Make sure the plant is in the position you want it to be in! -Look at the plant from different angles to make sure it is straight. -Dig a hole 2 times wider than the width of the root ball. -Dig the hole deep enough to where the top of the root ball is 2" above the ground. -Once the plant is in the ground, fill in the hole with dirt and/or soil mix. ​ Step 3: Weed Cloth ​ After all of your plants are in the ground, you are now ready for putting down weed fabric. Weed Fabric helps prevent weeds from growing or showing in your landscape! Ken-Mulch has the perfect weed fabric for your project. Make sure to measure your landscape beds to know how many square feet of weed fabric you need. Don't forget sod pins, they help hold down the weed cloth. Step 4: Rock or Mulch ​ You are on the home stretch! The final step to complete your new, beautiful landscape is to cover the weed cloth with rock or mulch. Ken-Mulch offers a wide variety of rock and mulch to put in your landscape beds. Step 5: YOU ARE FINISHED! ​ You are finally finished! Invite everyone over to show off your new and improved landscaping! It might have taken some time, hard work, and a good amount of money, but I am sure you did a great job and it looks amazing! Send pictures of your finished landscape to Ken-Mulch to brag!

  • Mini Pea Gravel | Ken-Mulch

    Price: $27.95 per scoop ​ Mini Pea Gravel ​ Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft 2" deep Scoop is 1/2 cu yd and approx. 1,300 lbs ​ Mini Pea Gravel is perfect for landscaping and hardscapes. Its round shape makes it very smooth.

  • Slate | Ken-Mulch

    Price: $118 per scoop ​ Slate ​ Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft 2" deep ​ Slate Chips are beautiful, smooth, dark colored landscaping rock that ranges in size from 1 in. to 2 in.

  • Ken-Mulch | Ken-Mulch

    Price: $75 per scoop ​ Ken-Mulch ​ Coverage per scoop: 80 sq ft 2" deep ​ Ken-Mulch is a decorative lightweight rock with a beautiful rustic color. Also, known locally as Solite, Ken-Lite or Groundcover.

  • Grass Seed | Ken-Mulch

    GRASS SEED & STRAW Stop in today to pick up your Grass Seed or Call to set up a delivery (502) 964-7222 Ken-Mulch sells grass seed by the pound and straw by the bale or mat. Contractors Mix Contractors Mix is a grass seed that can enhance growth in both sunny and shaded areas. More for commercial use and high traffic areas. Creeping Red Fescue Creeping Red Fescue is a grass seed that enhances growth in shaded areas that do not get a lot of sun. Straw Bale Our straw bales are bundled into perfect squares that cover a minimum of 100 square ft or more. Falcon IV Falcon V is a grass seed that can enhance growth in both sunny and shaded areas. It needs at least 6 hours of sun, great for high traffic areas. and drought/disease resistant . Annual Rye Annual Ryegrass seed is a grass seed that enhances growth in both sunny and shaded areas. Excellent for winter coat and to hold place against wind and water. Straw Mat Each blanket features a consistent thickness and distribution of fibers which allow for excellent flexibility and moisture absorption. KY-31 Kentucky 31 is a grass seed that can enhance growth mainly in sunny areas. Wide bladed, tall fescue that is long lasting and very durable. Bluegrass Kentucky Bluegrass is a grass seed that enhances growth in both shaded and sunny areas. Great seed to combine with other grass seeds. Pine Straw Bale Our Pine straw bales are bundled into perfect squares that cover a minimum of 25 square ft or more.

  • LANDSCAPE ROCK | Ken-Mulch

    Landscape Rock Stop in today to pick up your Landscape Materials or Call to set up a delivery (502) 964-7222 Click for More Info MEXICAN BEACH PEBBLE Click for More Info ROYAL GORGE Click for More Info CANADIAN WHITE MARBLE Click for More Info CHOCO CHIPS Click for More Info BLACK LAVA Click for More Info PEACH PEBBLES Click for More Info MAYLEN BLACK Click for More Info LARGE TENNESSEE ROUNDS Click for More Info SMALL TENNESSEE ROUNDS Click for More Info RED LAVA Click for More Info ZEBRA ROCK Click for More Info BRICK CHIPS Click for More Info SLATE Click for More Info ROSE GRANITE Click for More Info MERAMAC Click for More Info KEN-MULCH Click for More Info OVERSIZE GRAVEL Click for More Info RIVER GRAVEL Click for More Info PEA GRAVEL Click for More Info MINI PEA GRAVEL

  • July Blog | Ken-Mulch

    IT IS JULY! Welcome back everyone for this month's blog! It just keeps getting warmer and warmer, so I hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated. Speaking of hydration... YOUR PLANTS NEED WATER! Don't you get thirsty on a hot summer day? Well, surprise! Your plants are as well. Harvest Daily Harvest like you have no food in the house! It can be very difficult to judge when to pick those fruits and veggies in the summer. Some helpful advice would be to pick earlier rather than later. Some foods such as cucumbers, green beans, zucchini , and eggplants often taste better when you pick them earlier. Give Me the Mulch! Ken-Mulch sounds like a broken record when we say you need even MORE mulch but you need some more mulch. Summer is a crucial time for re-mulching. This may be confusing because we use mulch in the winter for warming purposes, but in the summer we use it for moisture purposes. Mulch holds water which keeps the plants cool and hydrated. More mulch also means less weeds and lets face it, no one wants to get down on their knees in the blazing hot sun. Get Rid of the BUGS! Here are some helpful tips to get rid of those annoying bugs! ​ Get a ceiling fan or fan for outdoors. Invest in a bird bath. Remove all litter from house and yard. Remove all bodies of water in your yard and house. Use Frog tape to seal small cracks so bugs cannot get into your house. Take a Look Around the Neighborhood Sometimes it is okay to cheat off of someone else. On a nice cool, summer evening, go take a walk or drive around your neighborhood . A lot of people will have their landscaping looking flawless before their 4th of July parties. This is the perfect time to go out and steal some ideas. Do not be ashamed about it!