Adding a layer of mulch to your whole garden this spring is the best thing you can do for your plants. No matter what type of mulch you choose – such as cypress mulch – the huge payoff is worth it: Beautiful and healthy plants and fewer weeds. But, as mulching is essential for your garden, you also need to know just how much mulch you need to use and buy.
First, decide what mulch to use
There are many types of landscape mulch, from pine bark, tea tree mulch, and redwood mulch, to cypress mulch. Most mulch can be used for most plants. With a vegetable garden, you need to find out what type of mulch is compatible with the vegetables you’re growing. If you have pets, don’t use mulch with cocoa content as these are toxic to pets.
Second, calculate how much mulch is needed for the garden
To calculate the square footage of a square or rectangular garden area, multiply its height (in feet) times its width (in feet).
W x H = square footage of a rectangular area.
For a circular area, measure the distance from the centre of the bed to the outer edge (this is the radius, R). Then multiply that number by itself, and then multiply the total by 3.14 (n).
R x R x 3.14 = square footage of a circular area.
Laying the mulch
Now that you’re aware of the total square footage of your garden, now all you need is to determine how much mulch to use. To be on the safe side, just apply one to two inches of mulch to the whole garden. To determine how much mulch to buy, use this calculation:
- Multiply the square footage of your garden by the number of inches of mulch you want to use.
- Divide that number by 324.
Based on your calculations, you can talk to landscape experts to find out if you need to buy mulch in bulk or bags. If you’re mulching the average urban home backyard, it’s very obvious that you won’t be spending too much.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Whether you decide on cypress mulch, tea tree mulch, or any other type of mulch, the experienced experts with Labrador Landscape Supplies can help you with what you need to mulch your garden. Aside from a variety of mulch, we can also provide a wide variety of different garden and landscape materials for any garden project you want. Pick up the phone now and call 07 5537 2841. You can also visit https://landscape-supply.com.au/.