CEDAR OR CYPRESS MULCH: cedar chips repel, kill or can inhibit insects like termites, cockroaches, cloth-eating moths, carpet beetles and certain ants. Spreading cedar or cypress mulch around your garden or landscape plants can help keep insects away.
Well, it wasn't easy with a 3 year old around. But free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) from Home Depot. Adding in a Little Tikes sliding board that he is out growing and you have a home made fun, play area for a very active little boy!!:
Cypress: Very bug and insect resistant, and it is an excellent matting mulch; meaning that it stays together very well after installation. Cedar: An excellent insect repellent due to natural oils found in the wood; it has a delightfully aromatic smell; and it decomposes quickly adding to the fertility of the soil.
Cypress Mulch is a product known for its durability and resistance to fungus and insects. By retaining moisture, Cypress Mulch is the perfect decorative, natural ground cover for all your bedding areas. It is softer than most mulches and is also great for playgrounds.