Fall is a great time to spruce up your landscaping. Mulch is an easy and affordable way to make a big impact. It does a lot more than just make your yard look amazing. When applied to the base of shrubs and trees, flower beds, and walkways, it provides several benefits to the soil and plants.

As organic mulch decomposes, it releases vital nutrients into the soil, which are readily available for plants. It also suppresses weeds, which means you won’t have to use harmful pesticides.

Mulch retains water, to keep the roots moist, meaning you won’t have to irrigate as often. It also helps insulate the roots, a great buffer from the high temperatures and prevents soil compaction.

So, you’ve decided to add mulch to your landscaping, but what type of mulch and should you buy it by the bag or in bulk?

When it comes to mulch, there are several options. From the color, size, texture, and even aroma. Making the decision may come down to personal preference. Look around your neighborhood or magazine to determine what you like and don’t like.

Bag or Bulk?  Bag mulch usually comes in quantities of 2 cubic feet. While bulk mulch comes in yards.  There are about 13 bags of mulch for each yard. Bag mulch can save you a bunch of money and time. You won’t have to lug all those bags from the store to your yard. Bulk mulch can be delivered to your home or if you have a trailer or truck you can pick it up yourself.

Before you purchase any type of mulch, contact Reliable Peat and see how much you can save.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Reliable Peat family encourages everyone to join us in learning more about breast cancer and support those who are suffering with the disease.

Though we have made great progress in early detection, cancer treatment and finding a cure, we still have a long way to go.