JUNE 2019 - The polyphagous shot hole borer is a type of beetle insect that has attacked hundreds of tree species in Southern California and carries with it fungal spores that can attack and even kill many trees.

UC Riverside has forwarded correspondence to the city suggesting that there be very stringent control over mulch suppliers to assure the material received confirms to credible specifications. 

UC Irvine is also proactively seeking guidance from us in maintaining the integrity of materials that could be or would be delivered to the campus. 

Aguinaga Green, Inc, is a member of the United States Compost Council and is active with the University of Riverside and others in various ongoing testing. In order to assure that seeds, pathogens, and E coli are eliminated from processed green landscape material, it is necessary to attain a temperature in the composting process of 135 degrees F. for a specified time. 

If you have questions regarding material you may have received from others, feel free to call us or drop by one of our sites.

A FIRE-SMART CITY: Popular Local Beachside Community goes Fire Safe 

JANUARY 2020 - Aguinaga Green, Inc works with general contractors in the supply of material for construction projects, such as this bioswale basin required for surface runoff from a San Clemente fueling station. Aguinaga Green makes both standard bioswale blends as well as specified blends based on city or architectural requirements.


JULY 2019 - Recently, in the crowded traffic trying to get to a favorite California beach, a careless driver threw a lit cigarette from a car onto the center median. 

Fortunately, someone noticed and an incident was avoided.  But the danger was real. 

The city's grounds supervisor explains that the beach city began looking at fire retardants that it could spray-apply to inplace landscaping.  During his search, he became aware of a specialty ground cover, from Aguinaga Green Inc., that is designed and manufactured to be inherently fire-resistant.  Aguinaga Green’s composting process results in mulch that has proven superior to other types of common wood chip ground covers in closely monitored ignition testing by the US Forest Service and Cal Fire. Aguinaga Green’s Embersafe Mulch™, in particular, is subjected to additional proprietary processes designed to further increase its fire resistance.  Embersafe Mulch™ is processed, from beginning to end, with the goal of enhanced ignition resistance and fire minimization.   

Embersafe Mulch™ is available for direct purchase and delivery to landscape contractors, home and business owners, municipalities, HOAs and new developments.  Please call 1-877-OC-MULCH to place your order.