A cubic yard of mulch weighs 400 to 800 pounds, with a higher moisture content making the material heavier. Each unit is 3 feet tall, 3 feet long and 3 feet wide.Continue Reading
Most full-size pickups can hold up to 3 cubic yards of mulch. Each yard of mulch covers 324 square feet at 1 inch deep, 162 square feet at 2 inches deep, 108 square feet at 3 inches deep or 81 square feet at 4 inches deep.
Mulch prevents weed growth, reduces moisture evaporation, moderates soil temperatures, inhibits disease and improves fertility. It can also make maintenance easier and improve the appearance of the landscape.Learn more about Gardening & Landscapes
Dried, decayed sphagnum moss, or peat moss as it is known, is used in horticulture, primarily as a mulch or seedbed, according to Dictionary.com. Sphagnum moss increases soil's water and nutrient capacity by increasing capillary forces and cation exchange capacity, and it may also be used to provide plants with consistent moisture, especially in sandy soil.Full Answer >
The benefits of using a red-colored mulch in landscaping are mostly aesthetic, as the dyes used to color the natural color of most mulches do not provide a significant improvement to the soil's condition. Mulch, in general, is an efficient way to help preserve a gardener's desired landscape by preventing unwanted vegetation from surfacing while retaining moisture in the soil.Full Answer >
Make mulch dye by combining 16 ounces of mulch colorant or one 12-ounce bottle of mulch dye and 1 1/2 gallons of water in a bucket and mixing the ingredients together thoroughly with a paint stirrer. Wear old clothing and protective gloves to prevent the dye from staining your skin.Full Answer >
Long needle pine straw is a variety of pine needle mulch with a thick wax coating and between 12 and 18 inches in length. Also known as premium pine straw, this pine straw mulch is the longest lasting of pine straw mulches and it is rare. Use pine straw mulch to control weeds, protect plants from the weather and to retain soil moisture. Pine mulch is also used for decorative purposes.Full Answer >