In getting our yard under control we use wood mulch... and we need a lot of it. Fortunately just 4 miles down once you get to the main road, there is a company that does natural mulch and composting. They are called "The Compost Company" http://www.compostcompany.com
They take this...
...and turn it into THIS!
No loading, they do it all.
He does a great job getting it packed in.
See... I told you it was packed! (It's darker than this sun exposed photo shows - the below shows it better).
That is one cubic yard of mulch. It cost just $25. If we had bought it in bags at a big box store it would have taken almost 14 bags and would have cost us about $46. And those bags would have had dyes and chemicals in them.
Here's a sneak peek at one of our projects that we will finish this week with the coming round of cool mornings.
To find out if there is similar business near you, contact your local agriculture extension office or a nursery that does not sell mulch.