Storing Mulch: 3 Options

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Mulch can help to control weeds within your garden as well as improving the health of the soil. If you have decided to invest in some mulch so you can spread it on your garden, you may not have considered where you will store the mulch once it has been delivered. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the different options available to you.

1. Storing mulch on your lawn

If you store a large quantity of mulch on your garden lawn, this can cause problems. While individual pieces of mulch do not weigh very much, a large pile of mulch can be very heavy indeed. This weight can crush the grass beneath the mulch pile, causing damage. If you leave a pile of mulch on your lawn for a long time, you will also deprive the grass of sunlight, which will result in it turning yellow before it eventually dies. With this in mind, it is best to only store mulch on your lawn for a short period of time as this will minimise any damage to the grass.

2. Storing mulch on your driveway

If your property has a driveway, this can provide you with a great alternative to storing much on your lawn. Unlike the grass on your lawn, your asphalt or concrete driveway will be able to easily take the weight of the mulch. However, you should be aware that the moisture contained within the mulch can stain your driveway a dirty brown colour. While you may be able to wash away this stain using a power washer, there is no guarantee that this will work. Therefore, the best course of action is to take steps to prevent this problem from occurring. One way of doing this is to lay down a plastic tarp on your driveway on which you can place the mulch pile. The plastic tarp will help to prevent any staining of the surface.

3. Storing mulch in a skip

If you do not wish to use your lawn or driveway as a storage area for mulch, you should consider hiring a skip which can be used to temporarily hold the material until you are able to lay it down in your garden. 

If you are interested in finding out more about storing mulch, you should contact a local landscape gardening supplier which offers a mulch delivery service today.