Applying a bark mulch covering to your landscape areas and garden beds instantly adds beauty to the look of your yard or commercial property. Mulch, whether pine bark, cedar mulch, black mulch or other types of wood chips does more for your landscaping than just beautify it.

By adding a layer of mulch you aid in suppressing weeds, retaining moisture, and providing a healthy environment for your plants to grow.

When considering applying mulch to your landscaping, if you are buying in bulk and need a large quantity, you should consider how you will get the mulch to your location. One consideration is to buy bags of mulch from a garden center. This approach is probably appropriate for when you need a little amount to cover only a few square feet.

Generally, for an average size yard or property, though, you will need more than just a bag or two to get the job done. Most often, mulch delivery is the best option.

For our Long Island bulk mulch delivery customers, we recommend getting a rough idea of how many cubic yards of mulch you will need. We’ll verify your calculations by asking about the square footage the mulch material will cover and how deep you’d like the mulch to be.

The reason mulch delivery is a better option for many people and businesses is that mulch weighs a lot more than people realize.

So, how much does a yard of mulch weigh?

Like many questions, we have to start this answer with “it depends.”

When considering the weight of a yard of mulch, we first must identify the type of mulch being weighed. Cubic measurements of pine straw weigh much less than pine bark, for example.

Because of the variation in types of mulch, we can give a range of weights.

A cubic yard of mulch, which visually is 3 feet long by 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall, weighs between 400 and 800 pounds. The more moisture content in the mulch, the more it will weigh.

So, if you were getting 7 cubic yards of high-moisture-content mulch delivered, you can expect that mulch to weigh 5,600 pounds. That’s a lot of weight and is why our professional mulch delivery to Long Island is such a popular service. If you are interested in mulch delivery anywhere on Long Island, you can give us a call at 631-586-5007.