Save Money and Buy Mulch in Bulk

Last Updated on 29/08/2022 by Barney

Keep those Weeds at Bay and Suppress them with Bark Mulch

mulch in a bulk bagRolawn, the nations favourite turf, top soil and compost supplier also offer a fantastic bulk buy mulch.

A bulk bag of mulch from Rolawn is 1000 litres and is enough to cover 20 square metres of flower bed to a depth of 5cm or 10 square metres to a depth of 10cm

Bulk buying mulch is  a more cost effective way of buying mulch and less time consuming than many trips to the garden centre.

There are some considerations to think about when buying mulch in bulk.

How much mulch do you need?

The recommended depth of mulch around flowers and shrubs in 5cm. To work out the quantity needed measure the length and width of the area you wish to mulch and multiply this by 0.05. For example 4m x 5m x 0.05 = 1 cubic metre.

What type of mulch do you need?

There are 2 types of mulch used in gardens. Bark mulch & organic matter. Bark mulch starts of attractive, a lovely chocolate colour but a couple of weeks in the sun and it turns grey. Also bark mulch does not have the nutrients that a mulch made from organic matter contains.

How will you transfer the bulk mulch into your garden?
Bulk mulch is delivered in large cubic metre bags. A lorry will normally deliver this so you need to have a driveway or front garden where this can be dropped off. If you have access to your garden then the easiest way to transfer mulch is via a wheelbarrow. If you have to come through the house with it we suggest using a large gardeners trug. Mulch is bulky but not heavy.

How to use mulch

Spread a layer 5cm thick around plants and shrubs, deeper around trees and hedging.

When should I use mulch?
Mulch can be applied any time of the year, apart from when the ground is frozen. Mulch is a great insulator, protecting roots from freezing in winter and keeping roots cool in hot summer months. Mulch will also cut down the amount of watering needed in your garden as less water is lost through evaporation.

Bulk buy mulch from Rolawn Direct