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. To figure how much to buy you will need to find the square footage of the area you wish to mulch. Divide that number by 100 and this will be how many cubic yards you need. ie: L x W Divided by 100. You can also use the mulch calculator on our site. 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. What’s the difference between hardwood bark mulch, hardwood mulch, and colored mulch?
A. Hardwood “bark” mulch is made from the bark that comes off of hardwood trees when they are taken to the sawmills. Hardwood mulch can be any mulch containing any kind of hardwood. It can be bark and white wood or just the white wood. Colored mulch is a product made from chopped-up pallets that are then dyed.
Q. How many yards will my truck hold?
A. A standard size pick-up bed holds 2 cubic yards. A small pick-up bed holds one.