Why Mulch

Mulch makes your beds and tree rings look great – but it does so much more. It also retains moisture, slows down weed growth, provides nutrients, controls erosion, and insulates the soil, protecting plants from extreme temperature variations.

When and why should I use mulch?

Generally, it is best to mulch prior to the freeze of winter & again, just before the heat of summer. This assists with moisture retention in the summer & with root protection in the winter. Mulch naturally breaks down over time & nourishes the plant life it protects.

How much mulch do I need to buy to have Benchmark deliver product to me?

Benchmark ships wholesale commercial quantities only. This translates to between 65 and 100 cubic yards of bulk products. Otherwise, we can assist you with a referral to retailers that carry Benchmark products. If you would like the material delivered and installed, that is certainly something we can help with.

Is your mulch colorant safe for the environment?

Yes. Benchmark utilizes both water-based and granular dyes that will not harm the environment.

What are the advantages of using a mulch blower truck?

Blowing the ground cover is a faster, more efficient, and more precise delivery system. We achieve a more uniform and even application, and there is very little waste. There are no unsightly piles to manually move from one location to another, and it is fast and efficient, which saves you time and money. It also makes it very easy to get to remote areas, and it doesn’t leave tire tracks in the yard that will require repair. It saves you time, money, effort, and you can create a better, cleaner landscape design.

Will it hurt or damage existing plants?

We make every attempt to protect existing plants and landscaping. Our highly trained technicians will assess every job and proceed with caution. If there are any existing plants in a position where damage is unavoidable, we will discuss this with you to determine the best way to handle it.