Step 1 - Which pine straw should I order?
The decision as to which pine straw to order depends on two things - price and aesthetics. Both Slash and Long Leaf will provide the benefits of straw and give you excellent value for your dollar. If you are after a certain look in your landscape regarding color, this will control your decision. Longleaf pine straw is considered the best variety of straw for landscaping use because it contains more resin which means the straw will break down more slowly and last longer. Longleaf straw is also very uniform in color and texture. Once a base layer has been established, the bed may be periodically freshened with a thin layer over the top of the old straw.
Step 2 - When can I have straw delivered?
We can deliver straw Monday - Saturday during business hours. Obviously 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 straw do I need?
To achieve the desired effects, the straw should be spread at least 3" deep. You will receive the bales from us tightly wrapped with cord. You should take handfuls and shake them over the desired area so that it is distributed in a loose, fluffy manner. While a bit time consuming, it will achieve two important objectives, providing a very attractive ground cover and yielding the correct square footage from each bale. Each bale will yield about 50 square feet. Before calling us with your order, measure the area that you wish to spread pine straw - length and width are enough - and we can calculate the volume that you need. Or you can use our Product Calculator.
Step 4 - Where can the straw be delivered?
Before you call with your order for straw, give some consideration to where you would like us to dump it on your property. Our trucks can hold a maximum of 200 bale of straw. We discourage dumping your straw in any location that requires the wheels of the truck to leave a hard surface - paving, concrete, asphalt or packed gravel or dirt. 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 straw 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 straw 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. The delivery charge is in addition to the price of the straw. 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.