The Ins and Outs of Transporting and Storing Mulch

Have you ever considered buying mulch in bulk for your garden? Maybe you have, or perhaps it's something that you've been considering. Either way, transporting and storing the mulch in the right way is essential if you want to keep the material the best possible condition. Below are some tips to help guide you. 

Where Do I Get My Mulch?

The first thing to consider when getting mulch is where to buy it. If you live in an area with nurseries, grocery stores and other places that sell mulch, then great. You won't have any trouble finding what you need. However, if these types of places aren't accessible to you, then looking online for suppliers is a great option as well. Some companies even offer delivery services.

How Do I Transport My Mulch?

Once you know where to find your mulch, the next step is working out how to transport it. If possible, it's best to use a pickup truck or trailer because they can haul large amounts of material at once. It also helps if two people are available to load and unload the mulch since it can be heavy. If these options aren't available, try using a wheelbarrow instead  although this method will take more time, and multiple trips may be necessary depending on how much mulch needs to be transported.

Where Should I Store My Mulch? 

When storing your new purchase of mulch, you need to keep it away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures (both hot and cold). This helps preserve its freshness and colour for longer periods of time if stored properly. Also, be sure not to pile up too much because this could lead to mould or decay over time due to a lack of air circulation around the material — which would render it useless for gardening purposes. If space isn't an issue at home or in your garden shed/greenhouse, then there shouldn't be any problem keeping your mulch safe until ready for use.


Buying bulk amounts of mulch can be a great way for gardeners looking for ways to save money in their landscaping projects — but only if done correctly. Taking into account where best source their materials from as well as how they should transport them, followed by proper storage techniques, will mean you get the most out of your mulch. If you would like to find out more, contact a mulch delivery company today.