Before you arrange for a mulch delivery for a landscaping or gardening project, you need to plan your order. First, you need to determine exactly how much materials you need. Secondly, you need to pick the correct type of mulch for the job.
How to Plan for a Mulch Delivery
If you’ve chosen to use bulk mulch to cover flowerbeds, control weeds and promote plant growth, you’ll need to pull out a tape measure and calculate just how much to order prior to the sale. In most cases the formula is simple: merely multiply the length and width of the area to be covered, and then multiply once more for the depth of the covering. The depth, of course, will depend upon the type of mulch you use, since some are more compact than others. This is where expert advice from the local mulch supplier comes in handy.
The type of mulch you choose will depend on many factors as well. You may want to pick a particular mulch because of its color, such as the deep burgundy of cocoa bean hulls. You may also choose to have your mulch delivery organically dyed to match your garden design. Durability may be another requirement, as some mulches such as BC red cedar are able to last several seasons.