Ordering Mulch

Step 1 - Which mulch should I order?

The decision as to which mulch to order depends on two things - price and aesthetics. All of the mulch varieties that we sell will provide the benefits of mulch and give you excellent value for your dollar. Double Ground Hardwood Bark is our most popular.  If you are after a certain look in your landscape regarding color or texture, this will control your decision. You are welcome to come into Southern Mulch to examine samples of our mulches for yourself. We have a large variety of mulches to choose from.

Step 2 - When can I have mulch delivered?

We can deliver mulch Monday - Saturday during business hours. Saturdays are more popular, so if that is the day you want, be sure to call earlier. "Plan ahead" is the best advice.

Step 3 - How much mulch do I need?

To achieve the desired effects with mulching the application should be between 2" and 2 1/2" thick. Thicker applications are not beneficial and can even be harmful to some landscape plants. For information on mulching, look at our Frequently Asked Question section including How Do I Apply Mulch and Top Mulching Mistakes.

Mulch is sold by the cubic yard. A cubic yard would fill a box measuring 3 feet wide, 3 feet long, and 3 feet tall. One cubic yard of mulch will cover an area of 160 square feet 2 inches deep. Before calling us with your order, measure the area that you wish to mulch - length and width are enough - and we can calculate the mulch volume that you need.

We do not sell bagged mulch however for comparison, most bags of mulch contain either 2 or 3 cubic feet. For most mulches, 9 bags equal one cubic yard. A 3 cubic foot bag will cover approximately 18 square feet.

Step 4 - Where can the mulch be delivered?

Before you call with your order for mulch, give some consideration to where you would like us to dump it on your property. Our trucks can hold a maximum of 25 yards of mulch so they have considerable weight even when empty. We discourage dumping your mulch in any location that requires the wheels of the truck to leave a hard surface - paving, concrete, asphalt or packed gravel. Usually we deliver to some location on the homeowner's drive. Marking the location by spreading a  tarp on the drive before the time of delivery is especially helpful. Be sure to pay attention to overhead wires or tree limbs. The truck bed has to tilt to dump the mulch so it requires sufficient overhead clearance. Our truck requires at least 18 feet of overhead clearance.

Step 5 - How do I place my order?

Call Southern Mulch. Have your measurements ready, the mulch you would like, the delivery location, and the form of payment. We can accept a credit card - Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express - or you can pay with a check or cash at the time of the delivery. There is a delivery charge and a minimum volume based on location. The delivery charge is in addition to the price of the mulch. If you have any additional questions about delivery or about our products, we would be happy to answer them at the time of your call. Of course you can also place your order by coming into our stores.