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Mulching Tips for a Beautiful Yard

Mulch around trees and extend the mulch several feet from the trunk.
  • improves appearance
  • protects trees from mower and trimmer damage
  • protects roots from erosion and compacting soil
  • makes mowing and lawn care easier
Mulch around your shrubs and be sure to cover all the bare soil.
  • inhibits weeds
  • conserves water
  • creates a professional looking landscape
Create decorative mulch borders to enhance special features in your yard.
  • along walkways
  • around the perimeter of decks & patios
  • around swimming pools

Mulch in the Spring

  • helps establish seedlings
  • protects perennials & bulbs
Mulch in summer
  • inhibits weeds
  • helps to retain moisture
  • keeps roots cool
Mulch in late fall
  • protects roots from frost
  • prevents plants loss from winter and early spring thaws & freezes
  • keeps plant dormant

Below is a formula to help you figure out how much mulch you may need for your landscape project.


Yards To Square Feet At Different Depths In Inches

1 Cubic Yard 1 inch deep will cover 324 Sq. Ft.
(multiply total sq ft by .0823)
1 Cubic Yard 2 inches deep will cover 162 Sq. Ft.
(multiply sq ft by .1667) 
1 Cubic Yard 3 inches deep will cover 107 Sq. Ft.
(multiply sq ft by .252)
1 Cubic Yard 4 inches deep will cover 81 Sq. Ft.
(multiply sq ft by .333)

For best results, be sure to cover all bare soil with 2" to 4" of mulch.

When you decide to place your mulch order, we are confident that Ray Wilson's Bark Mulch can help you obtain an amazing landscape with a superior product.

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