I’ve Always Bought Mulch in Bags, Why Should I Buy Bulk?

Customers who have a history of buying bags of mulch are often intimidated by the prospect of buying mulch in bulk. It can be confusing to figure out how much you need, and how you are going to get it spread. The Mulch Yard has solutions!

Q: How do I convert bags to cubic yards?
A: There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. Most bagged mulch is sold in 2 cubic foot bags. So, for every 13.5 bags, you need one cubic yard. Example: If you used 54 bags last year, you would get the same amount of mulch in 4 cubic yards.

Q: Is it cheaper to buy mulch in bulk?
A: YES!! We price checked the big box stores, and the cheapest we could find bagged mulch was still more expensive than our mulch on every variety.

Example: Our hardwood mulch costs $25 per cubic yard. Lowes Home Improvement currently has their bagged hardwood mulch priced at $2.87 per bag, which figures to $38.75 per cubic yard.

Q: Are there any hidden charges?
A: No. If you pick up your mulch from us, the only charge is the cost of the mulch, and we even built tax into our price, so you know exactly how much you are going to pay. You may opt to have it delivered or spread for an additional (reasonable) fee.

Q: Is there a way to figure out how much mulch I need without knowing how many bags I used last year?
A: Yes. All you have to do is figure out the square footage of your beds (length X width), and then divide that number by 81.

Example: My flower bed is 40 ft long and 10 ft wide. The square footage comes to 400 sq ft. So, we divide 400 by 81, which comes to 4.93. We round up, to make sure we have a little extra, and order 5 cubic yards of mulch.

Q: Can I get someone to spread the mulch for me?
A: Yes! The Mulch Yard offers mulch spreading services, for $30 per cubic yard. This will save your back and you won’t have all those plastic bags floating around your yard.

If figuring out how much mulch you need seems to be a daunting task, don’t hesitate to Contact The Mulch Yard. We can help you figure out what you need and how best to get it there.