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We have many new and innovative features to help gardening professionals, garden clubs and master gardeners.

We invite you take a look and see what can work for you. We will gladly discuss the possibilities - Contact us if you have questions.

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Grow your Business or Club at the Mulch!

Gardening businesses and clubs of all shapes and sizes can use the Mulch to gain exposure and increase sales. There are multiple opportunities to entice AVID GARDENERS to visit your website, read your blog, call your nursery, order your book, sign up for your services, attend your meetings or whatever else you do that is gardening related. The first step... JOIN NOW FOR FREE (be sure to use your company name!).

The Mulch offers cost effective ways to reach new customers. Our members and visitors are just what you want, avid gardeners. We use multiple strategies to create traffic on our website, which translates into new customers for you. In order to save you money and get better visibility we're now handling all advertising in-house. Contact us with any questions.

We'll Republish Your eNewsletter and promote it all over the place for only $10 per eNewsletter!

We'll republish and promote your eNewsletters or Press Releases and promote them to our visitors, our members and our twitter followers: This is one of our most popular and innovative advertising features. We have two dedicated web pages on our main navigation specifically for these, one is Special Offers and one is Gardening eNewsletters along with links and thumbnails distributed though-out the the Mulch.

Once the eNewsletter is published, then we tweet about it to our gardening followers (over 16,000 and growing).

We Publish Your Complete Message: Your marketing department has already put together great eNewsletter, why not let it be seen by the avid gardeners all over the internet? Instead of a banner, readers will see your whole message, including your special offers, timely tips and important announcements.

Publish links and thumbnails (when applicable) to your eNewsletter effectively in multiple high traffic areas: We include links to the latest eNewsletters on almost every page on the Mulch, links and spotlights in our weekly newsletter.

Your eNewsletter is published as content and is indexed on all of the big search engines just like any article: Instead of a just a banner or a link to your website (like conventional advertisements) we publish your complete eNewsletter as a content piece on the Mulch and keep it active as long as you're advertising with us (or we can remove them). This does two things, it makes it so visitors of the Mulch are exposed to your message(s) for a longer period of time, and it makes it so the large search engines will make these available to anyone searching the internet. The top portion will have a sort able list (so visitors can easily see all of your past newsletters) and will show the date and the company, and when you click the link it will take the member to your email which is published on the Mulch, and then all links will go directly to your website.

It’s very simple, here’s how it works:

1. We subscribe to your eNewsletter.
2. When you send out your regular email newsletters, press release, notes or promotions we’ll publish it in our Special Offers section (with all links back to your website included).
3. We’ll aggressively promote it with links, thumbnails, Twitter, Facebook and other special advertising - and people will read it and visit your website.
4. At the end of the month we’ll charge you a flat fee of $10.00 for each eNewsletter we've published for you.

We’ll do all the work and you’ll get results, all for only $10 per eNewsletter. There’s no long term commitment, you can start or stop at any time, it’s simple, clean, easy and it will get results!

Simple, cheap and effective advertising – what could be better! Get what you’ve already done in front of more (and new) avid gardeners without creating any more work for you! Your marketing department has already put together a great newsletter, why not let it be seen by the people visiting the Mulch.

This is a great opportunity we hope you’ll take advantage of!

Contact Us and we'll help you get started! We'll work with you and make sure your message is heard.

This package is a great, cost effective, and super targeted opportunity which we hope you’ll take advantage of! We’ll gladly answer any questions you have. Contact Mitch Shirts by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more or to sign up now!

Cost Effective Banner Ads and Links

Get a ton of exposure! We have opportunities for banner ads, text ads, Facebook style ads and much more. You'll get fantastic visibility and since we handle our advertising in-house our prices are fantastic! Contact us to learn more!

Deep Direct Links From Our Plant Encyclopedia Directly to Your Product

Visitors are searching our Plant Encyclopedia for a number of reasons, to research plants, to create plant lists of the plants they own or are interested in, and to find our signature Plant Care Reminders. In fact everything on the Mulch revolves around the plants they own.

With that in mind we place very targeted direct links from the specific Plant Encyclopedia information straight to the matching page on your website. So if someone is looking up Sweet Basil in our Plant Encyclopedia they will see your logo with a link directly to your catalog page for Sweet Basil! You could also have the link go to group page, for instance from Sweet Basil (on the Mulch) to a listing of all the Basil you sell, it's up to you. These advertisements are seen whenever the plant information is displayed, for example, in our Plant Encyclopedia results page or on a persons personal Plant List (which they access all the time). This is very targeted, and very effective. 

Featured Directory Listings

Get your name at the top of searches in our Links Directory. We'll even put banner links throughout our site to make sure people see you! It's a great way to have gardeners visit your website.

Sponsor a Contest

Get ongoing publicity and brand awareness along with happy winners! Contact Us For More Information.

Every gardening related business should be a member of the Mulch! Join now! It's free, you can get great exposure and it's fun - Don't Delay Join Today!

Learn more about how your organization can use our signature feature - Plant Care Reminders:


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