In addition to beautification, mulch moderates soil temperature and makes a more favorable environment for roots. It reduces evaporation of moisture, helping to conserve water. It reduces splashing from rain or irrigation water, reduces the spread of disease, and helps to stop the germination of many weed seeds.
Mulch is sold by the cubic yard. A typical application is between 2 and 3 inches deep (any deeper and there can be problems with plant diseases, fungi and so on). A cubic yard will provide between 100 and 150sq ft of surface coverage. Measure the area you want to cover by multiplying (in feet) the length and width, and divide that by 100. That’s how many cubic yards of mulch you want to buy.
We sell our mulch by the cubic yard (27 cubic feet). We have one and two cubic yard buckets for loading our dump trucks for delivery, as well as your truck or trailer if you visit our location. This is the standard method for measuring bark products that legitimate supply yards and landscape contractors use. Our product calculator (on the products page) can assist in determining the quantity you need.
No, Our bark mulch is not treated with pesticides because doing so is prohibited by law. No mulch is treated.
No. Bark mulches will not. Waste mulch and wood based mulches can if used improperly.
Our Color Enhanced Blended Hardwood Mulches are the longest lasting and retain their color well due to the coloring process. Second to that is our Hardwood Barkmulch.
This fungus is called Slime Mold, and some call it dog vomit fungus. It begins with bright colors such as yellow or orange, it then dries out, turns brown, powdery and goes away. Slime Mold can appear quickly on damp/warm days, but it is not harmful. Shovel away, and apply fungicide.
This fungus resembles a tiny orange-brown cup that ruptures, shooting spores which often stick to houses and cars. This can occur in all varieties of mulches. It prefers more damp areas of the mulch beds. Fungicide regularly applied to beds can assist in preventing this from happening.