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Mulch Information & Tips

How to Apply Mulch

  1. Install plants. 
  2. Apply a 2-4" thick layer once settled (Thinner for annuals/perennials).
  3. Reapply mulch as needed.

What to Avoid

  • Too Thick- Mulch 6" or deeper (after settling) in plant beds may encourage root rot due to excessive moisture and poor aeration. 
  • Too Close to House- Mulch closer than 12” to the house may harbor termites and other insects. We recommend a stone barer around the base of your home.
  • Mulching Poorly Drained Soils- Mulch tends to hold water and can increase your problem in this situation.
  • Too close to Trees- Don't pile a heavy layer of mulch against the trunk.

Helpful Hints:

  • 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
  • (Length x Width = Sq. Ft.)
  • To get cubic yards needed: take square footage x depth desired (inches) divided by 324
  • To get coverage from cubic yards: take cubic yards x 324 divided by depth (inches) = # of Sq. Ft. mulch will cover.
  • 1 yd. of mulch = Approximately (9) 3 Cubic Foot bags
  • 1 yd. of mulch = Approximately (13.5) 2 Cubic Foot bags
  • 1 yd. of mulch will cover approximately 100 sq. ft. at 3" deep
  • A heaping load on a full-size pickup is approx. 3 cu. yds.

Recommended Depths

  • Garden Beds - 2-4 inches
  • Playgrounds - 6 inches