Gorilla Hair Bark

As you survey the wide variety of choices for mulching your landscape, don’t forget to consider using gorilla hair bark. Unlike many types of mulch, gorilla hair bark provides an entirely unique look that is aesthetically pleasing. Besides its attractive appearance, gorilla hair bark offers a multitude of benefits, especially if you buy an organic option!



Why Gorilla Hair Bark Is Different

Created from recycled redwood bark, gorilla hair is shredded mechanically in order to create a tufted, fibrous mulch option. The course texture of gorilla hair bark is one of the reasons that it is so unique. On a practical level, the fibrous texture of the mulch causes it to decompose slowly, which means that it can gradually enrich the soil while still maintaining its shape. On an aesthetic level, gorilla hair bark’s rough texture allows it to look fluffier and sit in pleasing piles that can’t be achieved when using other types of mulch.

Gorilla hair bark is particularly renowned for its ability to maintain its appearance for long periods of time, which means that you don’t have to replenish it as often. The shredded redwood bark doesn’t fade as quickly as cheaper types of mulch, plus the gorilla hair bark stays in place even in windy conditions.

There are many other advantages to choosing gorilla hair bark, including the following:

  • Fewer weeds. Gorilla hair bark is heavy enough that it can effectively deter the growth of weeds in your beds.
  • Improved circulation. Since gorilla hair bark stays fluffy, it allows excellent air circulation so that your plants aren’t stifled.
  • Higher quality soil. Although gorilla hair bark decomposes slowly, it provides plenty of rich nutrients as it decays that can increase the acidity of the soil underneath in order to sustain long-term benefits.

How to Apply Gorilla Hair Bark

Since gorilla hair bark is such a unique kind of mulch, it is important to take certain precautions when adding it to your beds. If you layer it on too thickly, it will keep water from reaching the soil, which will quickly deprive your plants of all the nutrients that they need. In order to avoid this problem, make sure that you only apply 2-3 inches of gorilla hair bark to your gardens or landscaping.

High Quality Gorilla Hair Bark from Whittier Fertilizer

If you’re interested in choosing gorilla hair bark for your mulching needs, contact Whittier Fertilizer today! We have a reputation for providing excellent customer service as well as the best products in the business, so you can count on us to meet all of your mulch requirements!


  1. C M Beddo

    Does gorilla hair bark require garden “felt” to cover soil under the gorilla hair

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      C M Beddo, no it does not, its totally up to each individual if they want to use it

  2. Steve Guise

    What is the cost of a cy of Gorilla hair mulch picked up at your yard?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Steve, cost on gorilla hair per cy is $61.00 + tax

  3. David Neault

    I have heard reports that Gorilla Hair is more susceptible to catching fire. Is that true?

    • Whittier Fertilizer

      Any wood product can burn, as far as it being more susceptible to burning than other wood I am not aware.

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