If you intend on conducting procedures in your yard to improve your landscape, and you are using mulch as a part of the process, you have likely reached out to a supplier so you can make a purchase. Most people rely on the delivery of mulch so they do not need to pick it up from a supplier on their own. There are some actions to take before mulch is delivered to ensure it remains in the best possible condition and for safety reasons.
Place The Mulch Close To The Project Area
It is important to have mulch situated in an area where it is not too difficult to access for your landscaping project. Make sure when the delivery service arrives, you show them the spot you are going to need mulch to be used. They will help you with the selection of an appropriate area so you do not need to walk too far from your mulch pile to the project area. Opt for a location on flat land if possible. Check the land for the presence of stones or other potential hazards and remove them from the pathway to your landscaping project area so you do not become injured.
Keep The Area Dry For Your Project
The spot where a delivery service drops off your mulch needs to be as dry as possible. This helps the mulch retain its moisture-grabbing property so it works well at the location where you need it most rather than the ground where it is being stored. Place a tarp on the ground before a delivery service dumps the mulch on your property. It is wise to have another tarp available to cover the mulch if you do not believe you will be using it right away or if your landscaping project will span over a few days or more.
Gather Your Needed Tools For The Project
Keep a wheelbarrow and shovel on hand so you can scoop mulch into it to bring it to its final resting place. Keep these near the proposed pile area so you can get to work on your project as soon as your mulch arrives on your property. A rake is needed to spread mulch around trees or across your land. Opt for a rack with spokes that are relatively far apart. This allows you to spread the mulch without the rake getting snagged upon the pieces in the process.
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