Mulch

Mulch Delivered to Maryland and Northern Virginia

Saunders Landscape Supply delivers mulch in Northern Virginia and Maryland. We sell a broad selection of mulch to fit most applications, including hardwood mulch, cedar mulch, leaf mulch, colored-enhanced mulch, wood chips or playground mulch. Order online or by phone for mulch delivered right to your driveway in Maryland and Northern Virginia for FREE!

Why Mulch?

Mulch revitalizes the look and health of gardens, flower beds, plants and trees. Its abundance of benefits makes mulch one of the most popular landscaping products we deliver.

Mulch Looks Great

Mulch is often the finishing touch of well-manicured garden. The mulch provides the “shape” of the garden or tree, much like the frame and shape of the canvas give boundaries to a painting. The strict demarcating line between yard and garden gives definition to your landscape. Anything you plant in the mulch gets the strong feeling of intentionality, and the overall effect is one of meticulous planning. With our color-enhanced mulch options, you can play with your palette and mix flowering plants and mulch based on pigments for an artistic look that transcends landscaping.

Mulch also works well as an accent for manmade landscaping elements. Mulch around the perimeter of these features acts as a transitional space from the artificial to the natural. Your paved walkways, retaining walls and concrete stairs will flow seamlessly into your landscaping like they were put there by Mother Nature. Plus, they won’t have unwanted plants growing over them because the mulch keeps weeds at bay.

Mulch Suppresses Weeds

Mulch keeps your yard free of weeds in two ways: suffocation and obstruction.
First, mulch suffocates weeds that have already germinated in the area. Apply a deep layer, and your mulch should prevent any sunlight from reaching the soil. Weed sprouts won’t get their needed nutrients.

Second, mulch obstructs new seeds. Weed seeds blown onto your mulch will not be able to penetrate the mulch. If the seeds can’t reach the soil, they won’t grow. You will need to apply a mulch layer at least 3 inches deep to ensure weeds cannot seed.

If you have particularly virulent weeds, you can try several layers of protection. Dig up the area, then place herbicide granules. Stake down weed cloth and weigh it down with wood chips, which decompose very slowly. On top of the wood chips, lay down double-shredded hardwood mulch or leaf mulch. The heavy mulch will keep the herbicide granules in place. The top layer of mulch will decompose much faster than the wood chips, so your only upkeep is replacing the top layer each season.

Mulch Moisturizes Soil

Mulch generally helps soil retain its moisture. A layer of mulch keeps sunlight and wind from reaching the ground, meaning that water in the soil won’t evaporate as quickly.

Mailing Address

PO BOX 220892
Chantilly, VA 20153

Locations

MARYLAND

413 Teal Court
Chester, MD 21619

VIRGINIA

14016 Sullyfield CIR
Chantilly, VA 20151

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