Don’t know Much about Mulch?
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is mulch?
Mulch is a forest product, made from hardwood and pine trees. The Mulch Company shreds and sizes the raw material through grinders and screens into small uniform size pieces. The shredded mulch is then aged in large piles.
The Mulch Company’s mulch is 100% natural and organic, perfectly safe to handle and spread around your home.
A layer of mulch adds a professional touch to your landscape and will enhance the overall appearance of your property. Mulch is easy to work with, you can mold it into whatever shape you prefer, and then dust it off your hands. It’s a great way to spend time in your yard with your family.
What is good mulch?
An organic mulch!
All mulch produced by The Mulch Company is organic.
An organic mulch decomposes over time into humus, improving the moisture retaining capacity of your soil, making soils less compact and more productive through improved aeration.
An organic mulch insulates your plants from cold or heat.
The Mulch Company ages our mulch so that you spread properly composted material around your plants.
Why should I mulch?
For moisture control:
In dry periods mulch retains moisture around plants’ root systems, and helps hold down costly water bills.
For weed control:
In the growing season, a layer of mulch helps prevent germination or weeds.
During cold weather mulch acts as a protective blanket for plants, moderating severe temperature changes which can damage plant root systems.
For soil enrichment:
As mulch decomposes it enriches the soil with natural organic matter, and enhances the ability of the soil to retain moisture.
How should I mulch?
Prepare the area:
Remove weeds and grasses by hand. Use herbicides only in difficult cases such as Bermuda grass but be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions!
Figure how many cubic yards of mulch you need:
Measure the square footage on the ground that you plan to cover with mulch (multiply length by width). Divide the square footage by 80. This converts you into cubic yards. You can also use our mulch calculator.
Spread the mulch:
Use a pitchfork rather than a shovel to spread the mulch evenly around your plants. Mulch around trees should look like a donut, with the trunk in the donut hole. Don’t heap mulch around the trunk of a tree or plant. It will cause the outer layer of bark on the tree to rot and leave your plants vulnerable to any number of diseases and insects. Finish off the job by hand, smoothing the mulch and molding the edges to give a “raised bed” effect.
Take care of it during the year:
Remember that your mulch is a natural organic product and it will weather some from exposure to rain and sun. But only the top layer will fade. The mulch just below the surface of the weathered mulch is still dark! Simply rake off the top layer with a leaf rake and you will have a fresh look all over! back to the top
How do I get mulch?
You can order online at www.mulchcompany.com. The Mulch Company will deliver tomorrow or the next day at the latest. And you don’t even have to be at home when the mulch is delivered. Just mark the spot where you want the mulch dumped. The marker is a newspaper with a brick on top of it. The Mulch Company driver will dump your mulch on top of the marker you leave. Please remember to explain clearly on the order form where you are going to place the marker.
Order by telephone:
You can order by telephone (in the local white pages telephone directory under MULCH). The Mulch Company will deliver the same day or the next day at the latest. You will be given a delivery time when you order, and your mulch will be delivered on time. And you don’t even have to be at home when the mulch is delivered. Just mark the spot where you want the mulch dumped. The marker is a newspaper with a brick on top of it. The Mulch Company driver will dump your mulch on top of the marker you leave. Please remember to explain clearly where you are going to place the marker.
Pick it up yourself:
If you need less than The Mulch Company’s minimum delivery of 5 cubic yards, you can pick up 1 yard or more in your truck at one of The Mulch Company’s convenient locations.