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Bulk Mulch Buying Tips For Spring: Quad City Edition

Spring is a season of renewal and beauty, especially in the Quad Cities, where vibrant gardens and lush landscapes begin to emerge from their winter slumber. For gardening enthusiasts and landscaping professionals alike, now is the perfect time to consider the benefits of buying mulch in bulk, especially at Raney Tree Care. Here are essential tips to ensure you make the most out of your bulk mulch purchase this spring:

1. Assess Your Needs

  • Measure Twice, Buy Once: Before purchasing, accurately measure the area you intend to cover. As a rule of thumb, a cubic yard of mulch covers about 100 square feet at a 3-inch depth. Factor in a little extra for touch-ups.

2. Choose the Right Type

  • Local Favorites: In the Quad Cities area, different mulch types offer unique benefits. For example, Raney's premium dyed brown mulch is a crowd pleaser. It keeps its rich color the longest, while hardwood mulch is renowned for its longevity and nutrient-rich profile. Consider your garden's specific needs and the aesthetic you aim to achieve.

3. Consider the Source

  • Local and Sustainable: Opt for mulch sourced from local hardwood, contributing to the sustainability of our Quad Cities community and reducing your environmental footprint. At Raney Tree Care, our mulch is double ground and we do not use chips or pallets. The mulch is all sourced from our own tree service, making it the best quality for the best price in the Quad Cities.

4. Bulk Advantages

  • Economical and Efficient: Buying in bulk is cost-effective, reducing the price per cubic yard and minimizing packaging waste. It's also convenient, as one delivery can provide enough mulch for multiple projects.

5. Delivery and Storage

  • Plan Ahead: Coordinate the delivery considering the weather and your project timeline. If you won't use all the mulch immediately, have a plan for storing the excess to keep it dry and maintain its quality. Raney Tree Care makes delivery seamless and an affordable option.

6. Application Tips

  • Layer Wisely: When applying mulch, maintain a 2-3 inch layer. Too much can suffocate plants, and too little won't sufficiently suppress weeds or retain moisture. Leave a bit of space around plant stems to prevent rot.

7. Community Projects

  • Share the Wealth: Collaborate with your Quad City neighbors or community groups for a bulk purchase. It’s a great way to foster community spirit, share costs, and beautify public spaces or shared areas collectively.

By following these tips, Quad Cities residents can enhance their outdoor spaces efficiently and sustainably this spring. Whether you're a seasoned landscaper or a home gardening enthusiast, bulk mulch buying is a smart move towards creating a more beautiful, resilient, and eco-friendly garden.

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