Everything You Need to Start Mulching
The best time to apply mulch to your property is Springtime, between March and May. At Stauffers Home & Garden Stores, your local mulch supplier, we get mulch inquiries most frequently between these months. You might be wondering what type of mulch is best for your yard or how much mulch you need for your home. You may also be wondering if you should apply it yourself, or have one of our experts help you out! If you are wondering which route to go, take some time to learn more about the mulching options near you to get started.
What Are the Benefits of Mulching Your Yard?
Mulch has a variety of benefits for your flowerbeds.
- Mulching helps to keep your garden and flowerbeds healthy.
- Mulch helps to fight against weed growth, helps plants stay moist, protects against soil erosion, and adds soil nutrients.
- Mulching helps to combat the soil’s loss of nutrients that happens over time.
Different Types of Mulch Found at Stauffers
When picking the best type of mulch for your home, you’ll want to consider an economical choice that also compliments your home. At your neighborhood Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Stores you will find bagged & bulk mulch options. Here are a few choices of mulch that we offer at Stauffers of Kissel Hill:
Black Bark Mulch
$34.99 Per Scoop
100% hardwood bark that is dyed black for long-lasting color all season. Black bark mulch is a very popular option and is a customer favorite!
Colored Mulch (Black & Brown)
$29.99 Per Scoop
Colored mulches are made of ground-up and recycled hardwoods. Colored mulch is great for those who are looking for an aesthetically pleasing landscape! Perhaps brown coordinates with your painted shutters or is a compliment to the color of your garage door. If so, a colored mulch option is right for you!
Shredded Hardwood Mulch
$24.99 Per Scoop
This is the most economical mulch choice. Shredded hardwood mulch adds nutrients and enriches the soil in your landscape as it breaks down over time.
$29.99 Per Scoop
All-natural mulch is composed of 100% hardwood bark with a rich dark brown coloring. This mulch type helps prevent weeds and retains moisture for your plants. If you’re an avid gardener, investing in this mulch type is your best option.
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Choosing Mulch in Bulk or Bagged Mulch For Your Home
Curious about how much mulch you’ll need for your home? Figuring out the exact square footage of land you’ll need to mulch will help determine whether you need a few bags of mulch or to buy mulch in bulk. At Stauffers, we carry bagged mulch and bulk mulch options! Use our formula, outlined below, to help determine exactly how much mulch you’ll need for your home.
Mulch Calculator Formula
To determine your square footage of land, multiply the length and width of your space. The average step is 2.5 feet in length, so count the steps of the length and width of the area you want to mulch. Then, use our formula:
- Number of steps x 2.5 = Total Length
- Number of steps x 2.5 = Total Width
- Total Width x Total Length = Square Footage
For more information on how much mulch you may need, check out our blog “How Much Mulch Do I Need and Other Mulch FAQs.”
- DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Pickup – Free Pickup + cost of mulch
- DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Delivery – Delivery charge based on mileage + cost of mulch
- Professional Installation by our team of landscapers – $65 per scoop installation charge + cost of mulch
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South Central PA Mulching Services
If you don’t want to mulch your own lawn, garden or property, Stauffers can do it for you with our mulching services. Our garden stores deliver over 45,000 scoops of mulch each spring. Are you looking for local mulching services near your home?
Mulch Spreading Service: $65/scoop*
*Minimum installation fee is $195, plus the cost of mulch. Includes edging the beds where mulch is being applied.
Topsoil and Stone Mulch Installation Service: $75/scoop
Other Services Provided include Fountain installation, Spring/Fall clean up & Shrub removal/disposal