3 Reasons to Buy the Sunset Firepit Kit This Season

3 Reasons to Buy the Sunset Firepit Kit This Season

Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family this winter season? Unilock’s Sunset Firepit Kit could be the perfect solution. From simple installation to versatile style and design options, the Sunset Firepit Kit will fit seamlessly into any type of landscape—and is sure to make guests feel welcomed and cozy.

Variety in Design

The Sunset Firepit Kit is available in some of Musselman’s highest-quality materials and in a wide variety of color palates, including Coffee Creek, Granite, Sandstone, and Sierra. With simple, clean, and timeworn details, the Sunset Firepit Kit is an elegant and sophisticated must-have for backyard get-togethers—especially when the cooler temperatures start rolling in!

Year-Round Enjoyment

A beautiful fire pit is much more than just a seasonal amenity to be enjoyed during mild spring or summer nights. Once the cold weather arrives, nothing compares to cozying up and enjoying the warmth and serenity of an outdoor firepit.

Whether it’s the middle of winter or a cool summer night, the Unilock Sunset Firepit Kit presents plenty of options for entertainment and fun around the fire. From whipping up some s’mores to creating a warm and cozy ambience, Unilock’s Sunset Firepit Kit is guaranteed to elevate your landscape experience.

Easy Installation

Unilock’s Sunset Firepit Kit is simple to order and is delivered with the all the tools necessary to begin installation.

  • Three layers of units to compose firepit dimensions of 51.25” x 51.25” x 12”.
  • Two 10-ounce tubes of high-temperature adhesive that works in a traditional household caulk gun. Don’t have one? No problem—purchase one to be delivered with your order here!
  • One steel insert to guide the building process and protect your investment.

For a simple, step-by-step walk-through of the installation process, consult our user-friendly guide here.

The search for an ideal firepit ends here. With straightforward installation and effortless assembly, Unilock’s Sunset Firepit Kit adds an additional layer of beauty and a high-quality aesthetic to your landscape design.

Don’t forget to check out our robust selection of mulch products here to get a head start on the spring mulching season!

Image shows Sunset Fire Pit Kit with Firegear’s LUME Smokeless Insert, sold separately.

Forrest Fines Mulch - Indianapolis

Benefits of the Forrest Fines® Hardwood Bark Mulch

Benefits of the Forrest Fines® Hardwood Bark Mulch

Still looking for the perfect type of mulch to add to the landscape? If ease of installation and a nutrient-rich soil environment are your top priorities, then Musselman’s Forrest Fines® Hardwood Bark Mulch could provide the perfect solution.

Benefits of Hardwood Bark Mulch

Because of its irregularly sized pieces and rugged style, hardwood bark-style mulch can give landscape beds a more natural and pleasurable appearance and is an excellent choice for a new landscape. Plus, unlike other mulches, hardwood bark provides brilliant color and added dimension to any landscape.

Hardwood bark mulch does an excellent job of protecting the soil against evaporation and helps aerate the soil by allowing air to easily flow in and out. It also offers several other advantages, including:

  • Easy spreading and installation
  • Breaking down over time to restore soil nutrients
  • Boosting vitality for plants requiring a greater amount acid absorption such as azaleas, evergreens, and magnolias

Why Choose Musselman’s Forrest Fines® Hardwood Bark Mulch

Forrest Fines® Mulch is a triple-shredded bark mulch manufactured from bark stripped from the tree during the logging process. That unique process means Forrest Fines® Mulch delivers unmatched quality and measurable upgrades to any landscape.

In fact, Musselman’s Forrest Fines® Mulch has the power to restore the most nutrients to the landscapes it covers compared to other mulch offerings and can also enhance the beauty and vitality of those recently planted flowers in the garden!

Most important, Musselman’s Forrest Fines® Mulch is all natural and contains no dyes. Instead, the mulch has undergone an elaborate aging process, helping it exude a more naturally occurring darker color.

How Much Mulch to Buy?

Still deciding on how much of our Forrest Fines® Mulch to buy? Musselman’s bulk mulch calculator can help identify the precise amount needed for any project. Simply enter the project dimensions and the mulch calculator will help determine the exact quantity to buy—removing the tedious, time-consuming guesswork during check-out, ensuring an easy process for all your mulching needs!

If you’re looking for a mulch that’s easy to install with the unique advantage of restoring nutrition to your soil, consider Musselman’s Forrest Fines® Hardwood Bark Mulch for your next project!

3 Reasons to Buy Decorative Stone This Season

3 Reasons to Buy Decorative Stone This Season

Looking for a way to add some style to your landscape without the hassle of replacing the mulch each season? Musselman’s decorative stone could provide the perfect alternative to mulch and even enhance your own unique landscape vision.

Decorative Stone is Cost-Effective

Thanks to its long lifespan, decorative stone is extremely low maintenance and rarely requires replacing—unlike mulch, which often demands routine maintenance each season. This means that decorative stone is less expensive than mulch in the long run.

Decorative Stone Serves Many Purposes

Decorative stone comes in various shapes, sizes, and colors that serve several different functions for any landscape and offers unlimited opportunities for creative design, including:

  • Replacing mulch in and around walkways, ponds, and other water features
  • Providing a strong structural base for patios and outdoor living spaces

Decorative Stone Ensures a Healthy Garden

Because decorative stone does not decay or decompose, it lasts much longer than mulch. This means there’s less risk of damaging those freshly planted flowers in the beds each time mulch is replaced. Decorative stone is excellent for keeping weeds away for a long period of time when an appropriate landscape fabric is installed underneath the stone.

How Much Decorative Stone do I Buy?

Unsure of how much decorative stone to buy? Musselman’s bulk stone calculator helps identify the exact amount necessary for any project—just by entering in the project dimensions. Not only does this remove tedious and time-consuming guess work, but it also guarantees an easy, one-stop shop that saves you countless trips to the store.

Next time you need to replace your mulch, consider substituting in a layer of decorative stone instead. Thanks to its long lifespan, multi-functionality, and endless design capabilities, decorative stone is a fantastic alternative to mulch that’s guaranteed to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful for years to come!

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!