I have been looking around in the forums and internet and have found mixed info on this. I need what I consider to be a large amount of mulch for the beds in my yard as the shrubs and trees are still quiet small. I have a source for something like untreated shredded bark from a lumber yard that is inexpensive,looks good for 2 months, last for 8 months and deteriorates into the mostly clay soil helping amend it. I used it in beds last year. This year need even more.
Recently someone told me not to use it in the beds next to my foundation because of termites. My house is brick. Do I need to be concerned? The cost of treated chips will be 3 times what I'm paying now. Can I spray something on the bark/beds? Do I need to worry about it in the yard? I know people who have used this mulch for years with no problem.
Thanks for the input!