This is a great alternative to the Premium Bark mulch. It is a 50/50 blend of our Hardwood mulch and our Premium Bark mulch. This mulch will serve as a great soil amendment once it is broken down just like the Bark mulch. The Blended Hardwood will have some “chunkier” pieces but nothing visually unpleasing. This is a great product for anyone who wants to save a little money but not sacrifice quality.