How to use the chart to the right:
Lets say you have about an inch of good coverage in your flower beds this spring. To get to the recommended 2.5" to 3" you would want to add 1.5" to 2" this year. At 2" of coverage, one yard will cover about 162 feet. If you calculate that you have about 1,000 sq. feet of flower beds that need mulch, you would need to buy about 6 yards of mulch. (1,000/162).
Mulch holds moisture in the soil while suppressing weed growth, but too much or too little mulch often has negative effects. Excess mulch can hold too much moisture, making the soil waterlogged, and encourage harmful diseases in the plants. Too little mulch isn't effective in preventing weeds. Learning to apply the appropriate amount of mulch keeps your plants healthy and makes planting beds aesthetically pleasing.
If you have questions on how much or what kind of mulch would be best for your situation, do not hesitate to contact us.