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Located in the heart of Preston County, Modern Homestead is a collection of restored homes that include a coffee & gift shop, guest houses and seasonal greenhouses.


Discover Cocoa Shells Mulch

Discover Cocoa Shells Mulch

Cocoa shell mulch is also known as cocoa bean mulch, cocoa bean hull mulch and cocoa mulch. When cocoa beans are roasted, the shell separates from the bean. The roasting process sterilizes the shells so that they are weed free and organic. Many gardeners enjoy the sweet smell and attractive appearance of cocoa shell mulch.

Cocoa Mulch Benefits

There are several cocoa mulch benefits to using cocoa hulls in the garden. Organic cocoa mulch, which contains nitrogen, phosphate and potash and has a pH of 5.8, adds beneficial nutrients to the soil.

Using cocoa hulls in the garden is an excellent way to increase soil vitality and is an attractive top cover for both flower beds and vegetable patches.

Cocoa bean hulls also help retain moisture in garden beds and reduce weeds organically, eliminating the need for chemical-laden herbicides.

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