Ordering Mulch Delivery: Tips For Success

Posted on: 7 September 2018

When you need mulch for the landscaping around your home or business, it often makes more sense to order it through a landscape material delivery service. By using one of these services, you can save yourself the time and hassle of going to your local home improvement store and loading up bag upon bag of mulch yourself. When ordering mulch delivery, however, there are a few important considerations you'll want to keep in mind.

Decide on the Right Mulch Type

Start by making sure the landscape material delivery service you're using has the specific type of mulch you need. After all, there are many different options from which to choose, including cypress mulch (which is ideal for moisture retention), pine mulch (great for maintaining color), and even long-lasting rubber mulch that will not decompose over time. Consider your specific needs and budget when ordering a certain type of mulch.

Calculate Your Cubic Yard Needs

Ordering the right amount of mulch can be difficult; you don't want to over-order by too much because then you'll be left with excess mulch on your property and waste money. On the other hand, you don't want to order too little and end up having to run out to buy more. The best way to calculate your cubic yard needs for mulch is to multiply the length and width of your landscaping area (in yards), and then multiplying that number by the desired depth of the mulch (in inches).

Consider Weed Control Options

If you're installing mulch in a flower bed, you may want to consider buying a mulch with built-in weed control pellets. These can help to inhibit weed growth and keep your flower garden looking its best with minimal effort required on your part. 

Buy in Bulk or Per Bag?

Finally, you'll need to decide between buying mulch by the bag or purchasing it in bulk. For most larger landscaping projects, it will be much more cost-effective to purchase in bulk. Just be sure you have a dedicated space on your property where the delivery service can drop off the mulch for you to unload.

Using a landscaping material delivery service is a great way to free up time and avoid the hassle of loading up mulch yourself. Before you place an order, however, be sure to take these factors into consideration so you can end up with the mulch that meets your needs.