TAG: mulch

Troubleshooting common mulch problems

January 22, 2018By

Most landscape professionals understand mulching is one of the most important ways to maintain healthy landscape plants. When applied correctly, mulch prevents water evaporation from the soil, reduces weed growth, helps maintain an even soil temperature and provides many more benefits. But, mulching is not without its problems. Here are a few common mulching pitfalls and fixes, courtesy of Joey... read more

DeWitt Co.: Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container

November 30, 2016By

The DeWitt Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) is a standardized container in large dimension for storing and transporting up to 2,000 lbs. of dry, flowable products like sand, fertilizers, mulch or rock. The DeWitt FIBC container is manufactured from quality woven polypropylene and tested to meet tear and ultraviolet-resistance standards. They can be transported and loaded on pallets or by... read more

Step by Step: Calculate mulch needs

January 12, 2016By
photo: David Preiss

When it comes to mulch, having too much can be just as bad as not having enough. By using a few simple charts and equations, contractors can determine how many cubic feet of mulch they need for jobs with beds of any shape and size. The same equations also will work to calculate needs for other materials, such as topsoil... read more

High Performance: Where’s the mulch?

July 13, 2015By

Recently, I’ve been noticing the abundance of nice properties without fresh mulch installed yet. These same properties are typically mulched in the early spring, but this year there seems to be a delay. Of course, there could be any number of explanations. All I know is the mulch is missing, the property looks bad and you can assume that someone... read more

ClearSpan Fabric Structures

February 24, 2015By

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, for sand and salt storage, provide design/build and energy-efficient solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs. When the Stephenson County (Illinois) highway department needed to replace their material storage building that was lost in a storm, County Engineer Chris Isbell turned to ClearSpan Fabric Structures. “I determined that fabric buildings cost less and could be constructed quicker... read more

American Road Machinery rebrands Mulch Mule to TerrainPro

October 9, 2014By

The American Road Machinery Co. rebranded the Mulch Mule, which it acquired from Green Industry Innovators in Louisville, Ohio, in August, to the TerrainPro—Master Material Mover. “We’ve rebranded TerrainPro because the product does so much more than just the distribution of mulch,” said Tom Blackerby, CEO of American Road Machinery. “We’ve listened to customers and, based on feedback, numerous new... read more