Friday, March 9, 2012

Free Mulch or Composting Options

There are really so many ways to get free mulch or save money when mulching, we probably won’t even get to them all in this article. But if you are looking for bargains, you have definitely com to the right place. Several ways to get free mulch are listed below: Please decide which of the following works best for you.

1) Believe it or not, every year landscapers and even homeowners drop of 100,000s of tons of yard debris at your local transfer stations. It is usually classified as yard waste and not as garbage. Many nursery actually buy this yard waste back from them for super cheap, (sometimes free) compost it themselves, and sell it back to you next year as gardening compost. You can do the same thing either with your own yard waste or with yard waste from a landfill station and get free mulch. One man’s garbage is definitely another man’s treasure, at least according to the prices at the nursery!

2) Second, do you ever prune or trim your trees? Next time you do you can get free barking mulch buy borrowing a wood chipper from a friend or neighbor or renting one from a rental shop. You won’t even hall away the branches. You just chip them up and viola, free mulch. You can also feel good because you are recycling your own waste and beautifying your landscape.

3) Another way to save money is to buy mulch in bulk and then split the cost with a neighbor. A lot of times big orders will waive the delivery fee and than give you a discount on top of that. The magic numbers of yards to order is 7 to 20 yards. Find out their price per yard as the size of your order increases.

4) Point 4, Call a few tree cutting companies, they cut down a chip up trees all the time. They may be happy to drop some off for free as this will save them a disposal charge.

5) As with most bargain hunters a like to use Craig’s list. I get all the free firewood I need and from time to time, I can also find free mulch.

Soon to come more information on how to make free pine needle mulch, how often and how much mulch to put down, and calculating the amount you need to do installations for contractors and for homeowners. Free Mulch is definitely the best way to go because it is good for your pocket and good on your budget.

A Lot Of People Rent Would Chippers in the Fall and in the Spring

The best time for you to do your pruning is in the early spring, before your trees start to bud. Typically you want to do this during March or possibly even February. Make sure to cut down all of the branches from the tree before they bud. That way when your trees does bloom it's going to produce more fruit and look more beautiful. If you want a quick and easy way to get rid of all of the debris that you get from., You should consider renting a wood chipper. Wood chipper rentals are great because they can take piles of useless lawn debris in turn into fantastic bark, or mulch, depending on what you need. It saves you the trouble of having to take all the piles and put them in your truck and take them to the dump. Rather all you need to do is simply mulch them up and you get really nice landscaping material for free. Using a wood chipper rental is a great way to get free mulch.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How to Get Free Mulch When You Aerate Your Lawn

If you want to have a lawn that looks great throughout the year, one of the best ways for you to do this is to aerate your lawn on a yearly basis. When you aerate your lawn helps to thicken up your turf. In addition, it makes the roots on your grass to grow deeper so that your lawn needs less watering throughout the year. But did you know that there is another benefit to aerating your lawn with a lawn aerator? Actually, you can get free mulch, simply by raking up the plugs and then using these for compost.
Grass plugs are naturally high in nitrogen. This is because the grass itself contains a lot of nitrogen. In addition there is a lot of useful organic material that is growing just below the surface of your grass. Last year when I put in my gardening boxes I put in about 6 inches of plugs. I got these plugs from aerating my lawn. I went over my lawn a few times within aerator and then raked up all of the plugs. I didn't worry too much about letting them compost, I simply put them all in my garden box, then I added about 6 inches of very good topsoil. Last summer when I planted my garden I had very good tomatoes. I think this was in part due to the plugs that I used in my gardening bed. My potatoes didn't turn out nearly as well as my squash and my tomatoes. I think this has to do with the fact that I used plugs. With plugs,it makes it really easy for the roots of your plants to grow deeply and get all the water that they need. However, it is a little bit harder for plants that have the majority of their growth under the ground. I suggest that if you are using plugs from aerating your lawn for compost that you use them mostly for vegetable plants that grow up above the soil. Using plugs as compost is a great way to allow the soil to drain properly.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

How to get Free Mulch by Composting Your Own Leaves

The following article will teach you how to get free mulch and compost from leaves in your own garden:

If you are like me, you might think you have way too many leaves and is their any way I can mulch leaves or turn them into useful compost. Although fall is one of the most gorgeous times of the year, it can also be one of the most difficult. It is often quite a daunting task to rake up all the leaves. But the good news is composting leaves can be a great way to recycle your leaves and turn them into valuable, reusable, gardening compost.

The 1st step when you want to mulch leaves is to shred them up. This will allow them to break down a lot easier. This can be done using a mulching mower which will help you cut them up into smaller pieces. I usually bag the leaves and then carry them to the composting pile. The ingredients should than be placed in a composting pile or a composting bin and watered and turned on a regular basis. Twice a month is optimal for turning the pile, but plan on turning the pile at least once a month. In all it take about a year to fully compost the leaves. You can also mix them with grass clippings, twigs and organic food wastes such as orange and banana peelings. While making mulch, it is important not to over water it as this could bleach out some of the nutrients in the leaves. Putting the leaves in a composting bin or throwing a tarp over it can be a good way to avoid getting to much rain and protect them from the elements.

Once the mulch leaves have thoroughly decomposed, they will become ideal compost. This means they have broken down and are ready to be reabsorbed into the soil. This compost can be used to fertilize rose bushes, shrubs and young trees.
It is important to note that leaves must me first mulched in order to me composted. Leaf mulch and compost are not the same thing. Mulch is not decomposed at all and can be used effectively as a barrier. Once it has broken down into compost, it acts as an organic fertilizer and not as a weed barrier. What ever the case, you win weather you decide to go with free mulch or compost from your leaves.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Buy Mulch or get it for free!

Our you interested in getting mulch for free? This site is dedicated to helping you get the best bargains on mulch or showing you where to find them. Our landscaping experience has come from servicing over 5,000 yards over the last six years as well as our desire to help you save money and our be thrifty. Our goal is to help you learn more about yard mulch and how you can get free mulch. Any questions please post a comment and we will respond to it shortly. Thank you for visiting