Bulk Mulch sales (Pick-up or delivery available or have one of our professionals install it!)
Double Ground Premium Hardwood Mulch (Dyed Dark Chocolate)
$45 a cu yd
Depth and mulching interval do somewhat work hand in hand, but there's one thing to remember about mulching. Don't try to eliminate intervals by doubling up the depth of application. Applying too deep of a mulch layer doesn't provide practical benefits to the garden or to the pocketbook when considering the problems caused by over mulching.
The recommended application of mulching is an initial 3-4" layer at initial new landscape bed installation or for individually mulched trees or shrubs. Follow up top dress mulch applications should be done by applying a 1.5" - 2" deep layer and no more. This is especially true with hardwood mulches that decompose even faster when deeper layers are applied due to the increased heat and moisture retained due to the heavier application. This speeds up decomposition. The surface of hardwood mulch discolors quite fast and has many gardener's making frequent applications.
Here is the real problem. Mulch accumulation can be a real problem and can cause problems within many trees, shrubs, and perennials, Root systems become shallower and more sensitive to varying seasonal temperatures such as heat and cold,
So, here are the bottom line rues:
Organic mulches come in a both bagged and bulk loose forms. Where hardwood mulch most commonly comes in bulk, it also can be purchased in bagged forms, usually the smaller 2 cu.ft. bag sizes due to it's heavier weight. Pine bark and cypress mulches most commonly come bagged and are most commonly found in the 3 cubic ft. sizes other than some mass merchants who utilize the 2 cub. ft. size to portray a lower price.
Evergreen of Johnson City's landscape and maintenance departments have found bagged forms of pine bark mulch to be preferred. Bagged mulch products allow easier management of product onsite due to being able to manually mobilize product easier both in and out of the vehicle. Even if you only have a car or small truck to mobilize mulch, bagged products make it possible where bulk mulches require an open bed pick up truck for transportation.