A layer of mulch will help stop many weed seeds from germinating, reducing the need for herbicides. And mulch helps soil retain moisture, reducing the need for watering.
Mulch also can improve the appearance of your garden. Bark mulch provides uniformly rich colors to make your plants stand out. And mulch can keep plants clean by preventing soil from splashing onto leaves during rainstorms.
Our mulch improves the quality of your soil as well, by adding organic material as it decomposes.
Mulch is sold in two quantities to fit your project—in bulk and by the bag—in several colors and textures:
Cedar Mulch (shredded)
Brown-Colored Mulch (shredded)
Gold-Colored Mulch (shredded)
Premium Hardwood Mulch (double shredded)
Red-Colored Mulch (shredded)
Cypress Mulch (shredded) (Bulk available only at Burnsville store)
Below are basic formulas that can be used to estimate materials. If you have any questions about material estimating, call your nearest Patio Town store for friendly expert advice.
Length x width = square feet
Circle area = πr² = 3.14 x radius²
Circle circumference = 2πr = 2 x 3.14 x radius, or π x diameter
Triangle area = 1/2 x base x height
1 cubic foot of rock = approx. 100 lbs.
1 cubic foot of rock covers 3 - 4 sq.ft. at 3" thick.
1 cubic yard of rock = 2,750 to 3,250 lbs. (depending on density)
1 cubic yard of dirt = 2,000 to 2,500 lbs.
1 ton = 2000 lbs.
Decorative rock should be placed at a depth of 3"
Wood mulch should be placed at a depth of 4" to 6"
1 yard covers approx. 108 sq. ft. at 3" thick.
1 yard covers approx. 81 sq. ft. at 4" thick.
1 yard covers approx. 54 sq. ft. at 6" thick.
2/3 yard covers approx. 72 sq. ft. at 3" thick.
2/3 yard covers approx. 54 sq. ft. at 4" thick.
2/3 yard covers approx. 36 sq. ft. at 6" thick.
1/3 yard covers approx. 36 sq. ft. at 3" thick.
1/3 yard covers approx. 27 sq. ft. at 4" thick.
1/3 yard covers approx. 18 sq. ft. at 6" thick.