Q. How much mulch do I need?
A. We recommend you mulch 3 inches deep. At this depth, one cubic yard covers approximately 100 square feet. Try the mulch calculator on our site and it’ll give you an idea. We know that beds are not always clean rectangles, so you might have to fudge your numbers a little.
Q. Does hardwood bark mulch attract termites?
A. This is probably our number one asked question. The answer is no. Termites in Michigan are subterranean. They are only attracted to wood that is below the earth’s surface. Since mulch is used above ground is does not attract them. Also, the “bark” mulches are made from the bark on the trees and not the white wood that termites like to dine on.
Q. Is your mulch treated?
A. No, we do not treat our mulches with any chemicals. They are all organic. In very dry weather we recommend that when you water your plants also water down your mulch. This will help there not be a fire hazard and it also helps hold moisture in for your plants well being.
Q. What’s the best kind of mulch to use?
A. The type of mulch you use depends on your application. Courser mulch does well in large areas and around large trees and on hillsides. A medium to fine mulch works well around shrubs and flowers. Wood mulches make good paths and playground material as well as dog runs. We would be glad to assist you in picking out a mulch that is right for your application.
Q. How many yards will my truck hold?
A. A standard size pick-up with a six-foot bed holds 2 cubic yards. An eight-foot bed can hold 3 yards.