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How to Prepare for a Mulch Delivery

For more than 45 years, the business owners and homeowners of Long Island have been trusting Jos M Troffa for all of their landscaping material needs. Offering a wide range of supplies, including mulch, topsoil, gravel, pavers, bricks, and more, you’ll find everything you’re looking for to transform your yard and make it the envy of your neighborhood.

Your garden might be filled with award-winning roses, show-stopping daisies, brilliantly colored mums, and a beautiful variety of ornamental trees; but, no matter how much you prune, fertilize, and water your plants, unless your gardens are mulched, they aren’t going to look complete.

Mulch is the final piece of your garden’s puzzle. It makes those brilliant blooms pop, makes everything look neat and tidy, and just pulls your entire landscape together. When it comes to purchasing mulch, you have two options: you can buy it from a garden supply store, or have it delivered from a landscaping supply company. If the space you need to mulch is small, picking up a few bags will probably be just fine; however, if you need to mulch a large area, arranging a delivery is a much better option. It saves you from having to load piles of big, bulky bags into and out of your car, which can help to prevent some serious aches and pains. Plus, when you schedule a mulch delivery, you’ll save yourself a good bit of time. Instead of having to run back and forth to the store, all of the mulch you need will be delivered right to your location.

While mulch delivery is extremely convenient and pretty simple, most homeowners don’t prepare for the delivery. Sure, you think about the type and color of the mulch you want, but you might not put much thought – if any – into the actual delivery of the product.

To ensure that your Long Island mulch delivery is as efficient as possible, here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you prepare.

Figure Out Where You Want the Mulch Dumped

Decide where the landscaping supply company should dump the mulch. Consider the amount of mulch that you are having delivered and where you will be using it. The closer the pile is to the spot where you will be spreading the mulch out, the easier the entire process will be.

When choosing the location, make sure you also consider the accessibility. Typically, landscape supply companies use dump trucks to deliver mulch. These trucks are wide, so you need to make sure that there’s enough room to accommodate them. They also require overhead clearance, as the bed of the truck will be elevated in order to dump the mulch. Clear any branches or other structures that might get in the way before the truck arrives to ensure a smooth delivery.  

Prep the Space

Once you have determined where you are going to have the mulch dumped, take the time to prepare the space.

Make sure to clear out anything that might be obstructing the location. For example, if remove any cars, patio furniture, and any other structures or furnishings that could possibly be in the way of the truck before it arrives. Doing so will make the delivery process easier.

You should also consider the ground in the area. For example, if you are having the mulch delivered in a driveway or a walkway that features a drain, make sure to cover the drain before the mulch arrives. If mulch gets dumped over the drain, it’s going to clog it, which can cause major headaches and costly damage once the pile is moved out.

Keep Children and Small Animals Away

If you have kids or small pets, make sure that they are kept away from the area before the delivery. If, for example, a curious child goes behind the truck, the driver may not see him. The child could be hit by the truck, or the mulch might be dumped on top of him. Avoid travesty; make sure that all children and pets are kept away from the area.

Schedule a Mulch Delivery with a Reputable Landscape Supply Company

To ensure you get the highest quality, most vibrantly colored, longest lasting mulch, schedule a delivery with a reputable landscape supply company. Jos M Troffa offers a wide selection of premium mulch products to suit every landscape and every budget. They’ll also ensure that your mulch is delivered as quickly and conveniently as possible.

To order your mulch and schedule a delivery, contact Jos M Troffa at 631.928.4665.