Mulch Installation

For estimates Email us or call Rodney Stanley at 772-631-0819. We will work up a quote for you, or give you your last usage.

mulch-installationOur spreading services are done by hand, NOT BLOWN in, assuring you that it will be your desired thickness, and there will be no damage to small plants, and no excess waste. We will lay 1-6 inch coverage where needed and desired.

You will notice that with our shredded mulch 1-3 inch pieces there will be 12-18% more yield versus other products such as chips or smaller pieces of mulch. Our shredded mulch will create a matt that will help prevent floating.

Mulching Tips

• Mulch left in bags or piles can begin to decompose or go sour, especially if it is wet and without much air. If this happens, open it up, spread it out and let it air dry for a few days or weeks before adding it to your garden. The color may change somewhat, but this generally will not harm anything. To avoid the problem, apply it promptly instead of letting it sit around in bags.

• Instead of cutting the end of the sack and pouring mulch out like cereal, lay the bag flat, slash it the long way down the middle, then flip it over and lift the bag off. It’s the faster, easier way to handle large, heavy sacks.

• If you place a layer of plastic under the mulch, be sure to apply the mulch thickly enough to block light. Most plastics degrade in the ultraviolet light of the sun. Plastic is also not permeable, so it may change the drainage in the areas where you apply it. Renew organic mulches every few years, as they break down and get spread around. You can dig old mulch into the soil and let it finish decomposing, or you can simply spread new mulch over the old.

Add a generous thickness of mulch. The depth of mulch is really important if you want to retain moisture and prevent weed growth. Aim for at least two to four inches (5-10cm) of depth.

• The one place you don’t want mulch is right up against plant stems and tree trunks. Leave at least a little margin (four to six inches) for the plants to breathe, and to help prevent moisture depletion or waterlogging problems. Depending on your garden, you can use the mulch to create basins for water.

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