Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a cubic yard?
A: A cubic yard is a measure of volume. 1 cubic yard of material would fit inside a 3 ft x 3 ft x 3ft box.
Q: How much material do i need?
Q: How much material will my truck hold?
A: Check out our “Truck Volumes” page for more information.
Q: How many bags equal 1 cubic yard?
A: There are approximately 13 (2 cubic foot) bags in 1 cubic yard of mulch.
Q: How much does my material weigh?
A: Check out our “Product Weights” page for details.
Q: What is the difference between Mulch and Bark?
A: Mulch is a broad term, commonly used incorrectly. Mulch refers to any covering spread on the ground that prevents erosion, prevents weeds, and enriches the soil. Our Mulch is actually the insides of the tree ground up to create Mulch. Bark is a type of mulch and often refers to mulch made from the actual tree bark.
Q: What is the best kind of mulch that i can buy?
A: Typically a mulch that lasts longer is the better buy, but all of our mulches are high quality. Colored mulches typically last the longest.
Q: Are any types of mulch treated for insects and pests?
A: None of our mulches are treated with any types of chemicals to prevent insects or pests. But Cedar Mulch is a good natural option.
Q: Why does my mulch have fungus growing in/on it?
A: Mulch is a decomposing material that fungi will grown on as a food source. Fungus in/on mulch is natural and is usually not harmful.
Q: Is the dye used in colored mulches safe?
A: Yes the dye has been tested and found to be environmentally safe. The dye is non-toxic and safe around plants, pets, and children.
Q: Why did the dye on my colored mulch wash off?
A: Chances are that it rained shortly after installation or your lawn sprinklers washed some dye off. The dye never has a chance to fully dry and lock into the wood. We recommend waiting 24-48 hours after installation for any type of water to come into contact with your colored mulch. You can use a rake to move your mulch around to stir up your mulch to find pieces with color.
Q: How long will my mulch last?
A: Most wood mulches will typically last between 2 and 4 years before fully decomposing.
Q: How long will my mulch’s color last?
A: Natural mulch’s color will last 1 to 3 months and will turn a grayish color. colored mulch’s color will last 1 to 2 years depending on snowfall, heavy rain, or sun exposure.
Q: What do you do in the winter months?
A: We offer and sell a variety of wood pellets and firewood as a heating source to our customers. Wood pellets and firewood are a great alternative to pricey propane.