wood mulch cheaper than pinestraw?
Yes, over the long run wood mulch products are
much cheaper as they decompose at a much slower
rate than pinestraw. Pinestraw usually needs
replacing two times a year, whereas wood mulch
products will only require a light top-dressing
to refresh color once every two years or so.
Comparison: Wood Mulch vs. Pinestraw
or Cypress Mulch: To cover an area of 1,000
square feet at a 3 inch depth for a two year
period will require 8 yards of our wood mulch
product. At an average on the high side of $24
a yard (our price per yard for our dyed mulches
is much less than $24 per yard!) the cost to
cover 1,000 square feet of area is $184
for the first two year period.
To cover the same 1,000 square foot area with
pinestraw would require a minimum of 80 bales
every 2 years. (40 bales per year times 2 years
= 80 bales). So, 80 bales of pinestraw at a
cost of $3.50 per bale needed to cover 1,000
square feet every two years = $280.
(Note: Pinestraw maintains a fresh appearance
for only a few weeks after spreading and is
highly susceptible to wash and erosion and can
easily be blown away by wind.)
there termites in your wood mulch?
No. There are no termites in our wood mulch,
do you deliver to? Presently,
we deliver our wood mulch to most areas in Georgia,
North Florida and surrounding areas in AL, TN,
and SC. Contact us at 678-699-5764 to inquire
about delivery to your area.
type of wood mulch last's the longest?
The various wood mulch and cypress
mulch products we produce will last for several
years in the landscape. Eventually, these mulches
will decompose converting into beneficial organic
matter. Regarding our dyed muclhes, test's we
have conducted at our facility show that the
coloration last's for 24 months or more before
a raking or light top-dressing is needed to
the mulch stain concrete? Occasionally
dyed mulch is still wet when delivered and the
colorant can leave a non-permanent stain on
everything it touches. It will wash off if you
do it right away. Also because it is so fresh
and wet, the colorant may "bleed"
off the mulch if rained irrigated upon within
the first day or two after installation. It
usually takes about 48-hours to dry and take
a permanent set, so you may want to watch the
weather forecast before you spread.
thick should I spread wood mulch?
beds or islands: Mulches should be spread approximately
2 to 3 inches thick on the soil between the
planted material. Avoid piling-up the mulch
on the plant stems or tree trunks as this could
cause stem rot and/or limit the plants intake
Mulches should be spread at a depth of 6 or
more inches for residential or commercial playgrounds.
Refer to county codes and guidelines for public
or school playgrounds. SEE: Playground
our Mulch Calculator
to determine amount of mulch you will need tosufficiently
cover an area.
your wood mulch wash away? Our
shredded wood mulch product forms a fibrous
mesh on the surface of the ground that holds
in place much better than pinestraw or pinebark
quickly can I get my order of wood mulch delivered
from Mulch Direct? Once your order
has been taken by one of our sales representatives
we will immediately process the order and be
back in touch with you as soon as possible with
an approximate delivery time. We know that time
is money and therefore do everything we can
to schedule deliveries at your convenience and
deliver as close to on time as is possible.
Occasionally, accidents or delays happen and
we will notify you if there will be delay with
the delivery of your order.
wood mulch is best suited for playgrounds?
We have a Playground
Certified Wood Mulch and Playground
Certified Cypress Mulch that are both perfect
the dye on your colored wood mulch toxic?
No. The dyes we use are environmentally safe.
The dyes are non-toxic, non-hazardous, and safe
to plants, children and pets.