Mulch is important to any landscape. Not only does it protect and nourish your plants, it also makes your property look amazing. That professional look that everyone envies. 

Central Florida has many popular types of mulching materials, from different sizes of pine bark, chocolate mulch, and red mulch, to stones and rocks. They all can complement the design of a home. If you need assistance trying to decide, contact the experienced technicians at Reliable Peat for help.

Use Mulch Wisely by the University of Florida Gardening Solutions 

1 cubic yard of mulch will cover 324 square feet of ground at 1 inch deep. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ recommends mulching to a depth of 3 inches. To find out how much mulch you need to cover an area, you’ll need to figure out the square footage of the area. Do this by multiplying the length (L) of the planting bed by the width (W). Then multiply your square footage (L x W) by 3 (the number of inches of mulch). Finally divide that answer by 324 (the amount of mulch needed to cover 1 cubic yard). This answer will tell you how many cubic yards of mulch you need to cover your area.

Popular Types of Mulch

Red and chocolate mulch has become a very popular option for that decorative pop. The color of the red mulch really provides a good contrast to light colored vegetation and trees.

Pea Rock gets its name because it is the size of a pea, from 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch.

White River Rock is usually 1 inch in diameter. Great for brightening up a shady spot, creating dry creek beds, and help with drainage.

Marble Chips have a high end, luxurious feel and sparkle, generally used in high visible flower beds.

Small Brown River Rock is perfect for creating Florida friendly xeriscapes, these smooth pebbles have warm colors and help with weed control.

Cedar Bark Rock is a lightweight stone has the rich appearance of cedar bark. Very popular choice for landscapers because the natural appearance works well with many designs and it won’t decay.

If you have any questions about mulch or soil, don’t hesitate to contact Reliable Peat. With over 30 years of experience helping our customers in Central Florida. We focus on only the highest quality ingredients at the best price to give our customers exactly what they are looking for. Our emphasis is to have the highest level of service in the industry and a personal touch with every customer.