It’s been a grueling summer here in Central Florida, mulch is a great way to add life to a tired landscape and lay a healthy foundation for the cooler months that are almost upon us.

Don’t underestimate the value of mulch, it adds valuable nutrients, especially carbon to your landscape. Mulch builds soil structure, keeps roots happy by retaining moisture in the soil, it also protects roots from the scorching heat of the sun and our cold winter nights.

You may have noticed your landscape looking a little worn out from our long summer and a few weeds peaking through. The mulch may look a little thin, which means it breaking down, fertilizing and enriching your soil.

While mulch may be very practical, it also adds curb appeal and beauty. The beautiful color and texture, instantly makes your landscape look complete and tidy, tying everything together.

While there are several types of mulch on the market, it doesn’t mean they are all the same. Consider where your mulch comes from.

Bag mulches from hardware, home improvement, or big box stores can contain shredded construction debris and metals.  Not to mention the toxic chemicals that can end up in your yard where the kids play and your pets run around. Ensure you purchase your gardening material from a reputable landscaping supply company. Not only will you be able to save money by buying in bulk, it will be clean and safe.

But if you want a quality mulch that actually ends up cost less than several bags, consider purchasing in bulk. Having it delivered is just an added bonus. You can use that pile of mulch sitting near your driveway as inspiration.

Buying in bulk is also better for the environment. It would take 140 bags just to cover 10 yards of mulch. That’s 140 bags you have to carry, heavy plastic to cut open, empty, and then having to dispose of all those bags.

At Reliable Peat we just sell landscaping supplies, we know where the product comes from, we can help decide which type of mulch is best for your project, and even save you some money!  Contact us today for more information.