Ordering Mulch For Your Landscaping

Mulch is a versatile material that can be used in your landscaping in a variety of ways. While mulch is commonly used in landscaping projects, individuals are not always prepared or informed as to what they should expect when using mulch delivery for their own landscaping projects.

Decide Whether You Will Want The Mulch To Be Treated For Pests And Weeds

Some mulching products may be treated to make the mulch less hospitable to pests and certain types of weeds. Choosing between treated and untreated mulch will be one of the first decisions that you will have to make when buying these landscaping supplies. To help you make this decision, many mulch delivery providers will offer information on the particular products that are used on their treated mulch options.

Measure The Areas That You Are Wanting To Cover With Mulch 

Individuals will often struggle with ordering the right amount of mulch for their projects. While a mulch delivery provider can help you with estimating the amount that you will need, you must provide them with some basic information. At a minimum, you will need to measure the spaces that are to be covered with mulch and estimate the depth of the mulch. This information can allow them to find the approximate volume of mulch that would be needed, but you may want to order a little extra in order to account for mistakes with measuring these areas or applying the mulch. While this may require some time and effort on your part, getting these measurements can avoid situations where you order far too little or far too much mulch for your property.

Minimize The Time That You Store The Mulch

Once you have had the mulch delivered, you will want to use it as quickly as possible. This can avoid the risk of the mulch degrading before you are able to utilize it. Additionally, if the mulch is loose, it can be more susceptible to washing away during heavy rains. For this reason, it can be advisable to wait to schedule the mulch to be delivered until you are ready to use it. If you must store the mulch for a period of time, it should be kept in a dry area that is away from potential sources of pests infesting it. This is true even for bagged mulch as there will be small openings in the bags that could allow water and pests to get inside and cause the mulch to degrade considerably as a result.