Spring is the perfect time to wake up your landscape and garden. The first step is to mulch, but what kind should you get and how much will you need?  

Why Is Mulch So Important?

It prevents the soil from washing away

Helps retain moisture in the soil. It just takes an application of 3 inches and you won’t have to water as much this summer and in Central Florida, this can be a game changer!

Suppresses the growth of weeds, saving you the time of pulling them.

Insulates the soil, protecting the root from extreme temperature. In our extreme heat, this can save save your plant from dying. 

Mulch also adds curb appeal to your landscape. 

What Kind Of Mulch To Use

Here at Reliable Peat  we carry top quality landscape products including mulch, rock and soil. These products are available for pickup or delivery. Our goal is to offer the highest quality products at the best price. We pride ourselves on top customer service and look forward to serving you.

How Much Will You Need?

Typically, you want a good layer of mulch, about 3 inches deep. Maybe a little more if the area receives a lot of sun, weeds tend to be more aggressive in these sections.     

Calculating how much mulch you will need can be a little tricky. You can use the instructions below or just contact Reliable Peat, one of our  friendly team will assist you in ordering the correct amount for your project.

First, measure the width and length of the area you want mulched in feet, then multiply them together to find the area in square feet.

Second, calculate how deep you want the mulch. Then multiply the area of square feet by the depth in inches. For example, if the square footage is 500 and you want it 3 inches deep, 500 x 3 = 1500

Third, divide the answer by 324 (since a single cubic yard of mulch will cover 324 square feet of ground that is one inch deep). Then round to the nearest whole number, 1500 / 324 = 5 cubic yards of mulch.

You can also visit the mulch calculator at Stop Waste.