How Landscape Mulch Should Season

How Landscape Mulch Should Season

Mulching may not be top of mind in the late summer months but protecting flower beds before the cold weather settles in can help the landscaping return bigger, better, and more beautiful in the spring.

By late summer, landscape mulch in the flower beds may be fading or thinning out, which leaves plants and soil exposed to the elements. Without sufficient coverage, plants that are exposed to repeated freeze-thaw can’t go into hibernation—which is necessary for their survival during the cold winter months.

Adding just a small layer of mulch at the end of summer or early fall can help eliminate that risk and protect the landscaping, even when temperatures begin to drop.

Fall Landscaping

While turning over the mulch can refresh the landscaping’s appearance, it doesn’t do much to protect the soil or plants from the elements. With just one-third the amount needed in the spring, this additional layer of mulch can help protect the landscaping and soil from seasonal changes.

Unlike spring projects which require two to four inches of mulch, fall mulching requires much less—just about one inch will help protect the soil during the winter months.

Not sure how much mulch to buy? The Musselman Mulch Calculator makes it easy, using the length, width, and depth to generate how many yards of mulch a project needs.

Benefits of Fall Mulching

Even in milder winter climates, plants, soil, and other vegetation need protection from the elements. Refreshing the top layer of mulch that’s broken down over time can help insulate soil and encourages microbe growth, which ultimately improves the soil.

Using Musselman mulch in the fall can help:

  • Prevent erosion
  • Protect plants from extreme temperatures
  • Improve soil structure
  • Conserve soil moisture
  • Suppress weeds
  • Enhance the beauty of plantings in flower beds

When cooler temperatures start moving in, consider adding a layer of mulch to your landscaping. Protecting the soil from temperature swings throughout the cold winter months will help plants grow back healthy and strong in the spring.

3 Reasons Why You Should Order Bulk Mulch

3 Reasons Why You Should Order Bulk Mulch

Mulching projects can be exciting—and at times overwhelming at first. Attempting to calculate how much mulch is needed, taking repeated trips to the store, and hauling those heavy bags can seem like a big task to take on—which is why buying in bulk is typically the best option.

Musselman’s bulk mulch is a convenient, cost-effective way to get the job done—no hauling, no heavy lifting, and expert guidance to see any project through.

Bulk Mulch Delivery—Fast, Convenient, Simple

When it comes to ordering mulch, thinking about carrying those bags around can seem like a lot. Ordering in bulk makes calculating how much mulch is needed much easier and alleviates the risk of overspending and overbuying – guaranteeing a one-stop shop for all your mulching needs.

Repeatedly loading and unloading mulch can be physically taxing on the body – and a major deterrent to mulching. With full-service delivery for bulk mulch—there’s no burden of lifting and taking on this arduous process alone.

Buying Bulk Mulch is Cost-Effective

Ordering bulk mulch is made even easier through the Musselman mulch calculator, allowing customers to input their precise mulch specifications into the designated fields. This information helps determine the exact amount of mulch needed to finish the project—without overbuying or ending up short.

In knowing the exact amount of mulch required for a project, customers can easily sidestep the inconvenience of taking multiple trips to the store and wasting money on arbitrary amounts of mulch they may not even need.

That’s why ordering mulch in bulk is the most reliable option for landscaping projects. There’s no unnecessary back and forth to the store or wasteful spending – there’s only a single delivery.

Plus, ordering bulk mulch gains you access to an arsenal of exclusive mulching tools – unavailable for order on their own – that can completely change the way you install your mulch.

The Right Tools to Get it Right

Customer service goes a long way, and getting a project done right means having the right tools, products, and information to make any mulching project come to life.

Bulk mulch is an ideal option for large projects, small flowerbeds, and everything in between and every bulk mulch order includes comprehensive delivery service.

Does the mulch need to be closer to the basketball hoop, near the mailbox, or next to the sidewalk? With bulk delivery service also comes a dedication to keeping promises and completing orders with perfect execution.

Best of all, the threshold a mulch order requires to be designated as “bulk” is kept at a level that can accommodate a wide range of order sizes.

How to Buy in Bulk

Ordering bulk mulch saves time and ensures the right amount of mulch is delivered for every project—and always includes exclusive installation tools, not available anywhere else.

Interested in buying bulk mulch? Click here to start the process and initiate the first step in beautifying your landscape!

How Much Mulch Do I Need?

How Much Mulch Do I Need?

Adding mulch to a landscape is a simple, effective way to spruce things up without a making a complete overhaul—but figuring out how much mulch is needed for a specific project can feel overwhelming.

Figuring out the right amount of mulch for a project doesn’t have to end with multiple trips to the store and overspending on mulch that goes unused.

Utilizing the Musselman mulch calculator, any mulching job becomes a breeze—by customizing results to each project, based on project size, depth, and the desired aesthetic.

Why use mulch?

Mulch provides a wide range of benefits, like helping soil retain moisture, even in the coldest winter months, and preventing weeds from sprouting up around landscaping. It can be found in a wide array of colors and materials, including plastic, rubber, and wood.

Once the type of mulch is chosen, it’s time to calculate the amount of mulch needed.

How many bags of mulch in a yard?

Musselman’s bulk mulch is available by the cubic yard. One cubic yard of mulch is equal to 27 feet—so, a space 30 feet in length, 20 feet in width, and three inches deep would require six cubic yards of mulch.

But figuring out that calculation for any unique space is simple, thanks to the Musselman mulch calculator. Just enter the dimensions where mulch will be spread, and the mulch calculator helps calculate the precise amount necessary for any project—large or small.

For most projects, two-to-three inches of mulch is ideal, to help protect the soil underneath from freezing in the winter or getting too hot in the summer months—helping plants grow back richer and healthier each season.

Start Mulching

Mulch is an affordable way to easily spruce up any landscape and provides long-term protection from the elements and invasive weeds. Mussleman makes getting started simple—providing the right tools and expertise for any project.

Ready to begin your next mulching project? We can help!