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Benefits of Mulch
When applied correctly, mulch has the following beneficial effects on plants and soil:
- Mulch helps prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation.
- Much reduces growth of weeds when applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds.
- Mulch will keep the soil cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus maintaining a more even soil temperature.
- Mulch prevents soil splashing, which not only stops erosion but keeps soil-borne diseases from splashing up onto the plants.
- Mulch can improve the soil structure. As the mulch decays and breaks down, the material it creates then becomes topsoil. Decaying mulch also adds nutrients to the soil.
- Mulches prevent the trunks of trees and shrubs from damage by lawn equipment.
- Mulches help prevent soil compaction.
- Mulches can add color to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surface.
- Mulched plants have more roots than plants that are not mulched because mulched plants will produce additional roots in the mulch that surrounds them.
Where to Use Mulch
Mulching is a very important practice for establishing new plantings because it helps to conserve moisture in the root ball of the new plant until the roots have grown out into the surrounding soil. The growth rate and health of trees and shrubs increase when there is no competition for water and nutrients from weeds. Mulch also helps to prevent tree trunk injury by mowers and trimmers. Mulch entire beds of shrubs, trees, annuals, herbaceous perennials, and ground covers.
Mulch can also be used to cover tails, driveways, and plan and natural areas.
When and How Often to Mulch
The best time to mulch new plantings is right after you plant them. Around establishing plants mulch is best applied in early spring. This is when plants are beginning to grow and before weed seeds start to germinate. Though mulch can be applied anytime.
How Deep to Apply Mulch
The amount of mulch to apply depends on the texture and density of the mulch material. Many wood and bark mulches are composed of fine particles and should not be more than 2 to 3 inches deep. Excessive amounts of these fine-textured mulches can suffocate plant rocks, resulting in yellowing of the leaves and poor growth.
Coarse-textured mulches such as pine bark nuggets allow good air movement through them and can be as deep as 4 inches.
Measure your beds L x W = Total Square Feet.
1 yard of bark will spread 100 square feet 3 inches deep.
1 yard of bark will spread 324 square feet 1 inch deep.
How much mulch do you need?
You can also use a standard equation where you find the total square footage of the beds you want to cover. Then divide the square footage by 100 to get the number of cubic yards required.
- 1 Cubic yard of mulch will cover 324 square feet 1 inch deep.
- 1 Cubic yard of mulch will cover 100 square feet 3 inches deep.
- 27 Cubic feet in 1 yard bucket.
If you are comparing to bagged mulch, a normal bag of mulch has 2 cubic feet in it; one bucket scoop would be equivalent to almost 14 bags.
$30 for 0 – 5 Miles from Crossroads Retail Center
$40 for 5.1 – 10 Miles from Crossroads Retail Center
$50 for 10.1 – 15 Miles from Crossroads Retail Center
$60 for 15.1 – 20 Miles from Crossroads Retail Center
$60 Base fee plus $1.25 a mile added beyond 20 Miles from Crossroads Retail Center
Homeowners buy 10 yards of the same product in one delivery and receive $10 off your delivery fee.
Our trucks are prohibited from driving on undeveloped or unimproved surfaces, over curbs or on sidewalks. This is to prevent damage of property for both client and business. If the customer does request and directs any truck or trailer owned by Crossroads Property Services to dump in a location other than paved or aggregate covered surface, the client must sign a waiver stating Crossroads Property Services is not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that could occur from the truck, trailer, or delivery of material before the dump can be made. If a delivery driver has proper signatures and has been instructed to dump in a location that has not been deemed an improved surface and becomes stuck. The client will be held responsible for the full cost of the tow and a charge of $65 per hour from the time the truck got stuck until the truck is removed from the site.
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