Mulch improves appearance in the landscape and insulates against extreme heat, helping to keep the soil beneath cool and moist. Because mulch blocks light, it also helps with grass and weed control. A ring of mulch around trees also provides protection from mowers and weed wackers.
We carry hardwood shredded mulch that is free of dyes to give your yard a natural look. Shredded mulch intertwines and locks together to form a mat that helps to keep it from blowing away in the wind or washing away in the rain. Like all wood mulches, it will fade to gray-brown over time.
How much mulch do I need?
Best results are obtained when mulch is applied to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One cubic yard (the way mulch is measured for bulk delivery) will cover about 120 square feet of area at a depth of 3 inches. To calculate how much you will need, measure the area of the beds in square feet and divide that amount by 120. This is the number of cubic yards you should order.
Mulching around trees
When mulching around trees, extend the circle all the way out to where the grass doesn’t grow. Most of the fine roots extend well beyond the tree canopy. Keep mulch several inches from the base of the tree trunk. Piling it up high around the trunk of young trees like a “volcano” can lead to insect and disease problems.
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