We all know there are numerous benefits of using mulch in your landscape and garden. But the big question, should you purchase mulch by the bag or in bulk? Which is best for your project?
While bagged mulch seems to be just about everywhere, does that make it the best? What exactly is in those bags anyway? Is something hiding behind all that writing on the bag? How long have they been sitting there?
Why is Bulk Mulch Better Than Bag?
The number one reason why buying mulch is better than bag, is the cost. If you do the math, you would find the cost of bagged mulch is almost double that of bulk. And in some cases it cost even more!! Depending on the size of your project, the savings can really add up.
The second reason is the quality. Especially, when we are all trying to do our part being environmentally friendly. “Did you ever think about that organic garden of yours just might be topped off with a nice thick layer of arsenic or chromated copper arsenate (CCA for short) or any one of many not-so-organic chemicals. The potential health risks are sobering and beyond the scope of this mention,” Growing a Greener World.
The third reason is less trash and less work. Let’s face it, all those bags typically end up in the landfill. If your project needs 5 yards of mulch, that would be 70 bags! Going to the store and lugging all those bags into your car ,then from your car to the location of your project, then open the bags and dumping them in the right spot. Have it delivered and you can save even more time!
Higher quality from a local source. Quality matters, you can go down to the shop, take a good look at the mulch and really see and smell the difference, most people are surprised.
Just come by one of our stores, Winter Garden: 407-656-9766 | Groveland: 352-326-5432, pick out which stones or mulch you want and we will deliver it to your home. If you’re not sure which product is best for your project or how much you will need, just tell us about it and we can help.