Mulch is often the unsung hero of your Central Florida landscape. Not only does it make your yard look amazing, it also protects your plants from those chilly nights and scotching hot afternoons. As well as, keep the soil moist and add vital nutrients to keep plants healthy. 

When it comes to revamping your landscape with new mulch or refreshing it by adding a fresh application, should you purchase mulch in bulk or bag?

While it may be tempting to visit a big box store and just pick up some bagged mulch, you will be missing out on a number of benefits.


Buying mulch in bulk means you won’t have to carry all those heavy bags to your car and then from your car to your yard. It is also difficult to fit enough bags in your car, which means a couple of trips to the store. Inevitably, one of the bags will break or rip open, leaving a mess in your car. 

Cost Effective 

The convenience of having mulch dropped off at your home is a great perk, but when it also saves you money, then it is too good to pass up! There are about 13.5 bags of mulch for each yard of bulk mulch. Depending on the type of mulch, you can save a bunch of money and time.


When it comes to mulch, quality is very important. It can be difficult to see exactly what you are getting behind all the writing on the bag. Many of them can contain mold, toxic chemicals, and construction debris. Age is another issue when it comes to mulch, the fresher the better. With bag mulch, you don’t know exactly how old it is or how long it has been sitting in that bag. With bulk mulch, you can go see, feel, and smell just how fresh it is.


It is more important than ever to buy from a local small business. Reliable Peat is family owned and operated, we are proud to have the best customer service in the industry and making our customers #1. Winter Garden: 407-656-9766 | Groveland: 352-326-5432

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