Mulch

Mulch

Landscaping mulch provides the finishing flourish to your landscape planting. The benefits also go well beyond beauty. Mulch in planting beds helps retain moisture, adds nutrients to the soil and protects your plant roots during winter.

At Tim Wallace Landscape Supply & Nursery, we offer you mulch in bulk, which saves you time and money. One cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet (picture a 3’ x 3’ x 3’ box). Each cubic yard covers about 100 square feet at a 2”-3”depth. Certain types of mulch are also available in bags as noted below.

To determine how much mulch you’ll need, measure each of your planting beds in square feet (length x width) and add them up. To calculate the cubic yards needed to cover at a 2”-3” depth, divide the total number of square feet by 100. If you ever need assistance with estimating your material, be sure to let us know. Bring in your measurements and get your delivery on the schedule! More about our delivery service

Do It Yourself and $ave

You can pick up landscaping mulch with an open bed truck or trailer (please be sure it doesn’t have caps or racks, as we tractor load). One cubic yard of mulch weighs about 700 pounds. A full-size pick-up can usually hold two cubic yards; you’ll want to be sure your vehicle can handle the weight. (Please note that Tim Wallace Landscape Supply & Nursery is not responsible for damage to a vehicle during loading or unloading.)

If you prefer, we can deliver from two to 14 cubic yards of your mulch straight to your driveway.

The Bucket Program

Need just a little landscaping material – or maybe just a little more? This program is for you! Bring your own container (e.g. five-gallon bucket, flat rectangular recycle bin, 33-gallon trash can) and load your own decorative stone, construction material or mulch.

Landscaping Mulch: 14 Types for the Right Color and Texture

At Tim Wallace Landscape Supply & Nursery, we offer a wide range of mulch for the look and style you’re searching for. Our display at our Bolingbrook location even lets you directly compare your landscaping mulch options. Should you have a tough time deciding, simply request free samples from our outside bins.

Barn Yard Red

Barn Yard Red is a 100% recycled hardwood mulch with biodegradable dye for longer- lasting color. A very popular landscaping mulch, Barn Yard Red has a somewhat course texture. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Walnut Brown

Walnut Brown is a 100% recycled hardwood mulch with biodegradable dye for a lasting color. It has a medium-brown tone with a somewhat course texture. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Jet Black

Jet Black is a 100% recycled hardwood mulch with biodegradable dye for enduring color. Our darkest-colored landscaping mulch, it has a somewhat course texture. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Brite Gold

Brite Gold is a 100% recycled hardwood mulch with biodegradable dye for longer-lasting color. It is a lighter-colored mulch with a somewhat course texture. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Landscapers Mixed Hardwood

A good, basic landscaping mulch and our most economical choice, Landscapers Mixed Hardwood is the whole tree’s ground-up wood and bark. Note the wood portion tends to gray faster than an all-bark product. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Landscapers Mix Fines

Another of our economically priced hardwood mulches, Landscapers Mix Fines is the whole tree’s triple-ground wood and bark. It is good, basic mulch with a finer texture.

Premium Hardwood

Our most popular mulch, all-bark Premium Hardwood is double ground for a shredded texture. It has a medium-brown color that holds well, providing an elegant professional finish to your landscape. Available in bags at Bolingbrook.

Premium Black Oak

Premium Black Oak is made from oak-bark fines and triple ground for a fine texture. Our darkest-brown hardwood mulch, it is ideal for shrub plantings and perennial beds. Available in bags at Bolingbrook (labeled as Premium Hardwood Fines).

Premium Red Oak

Premium Red Oak is triple-ground mulch made from oak-bark fines for an exquisite texture. Its alluring reddish-brown color further refines your landscape plantings and perennial beds.

Southern Red Cypress

Southern Red Cypress is considered a two-year mulch, as it breaks down slower than most landscaping mulches. With a natural wood color and a course texture, it still looks good the second year, reducing the need to re-mulch annually. It is excellent for your planting beds.

Western Red Cedar

Like Southern Red Cypress, Western Red Cedar is considered a two-year mulch. It has a reddish-brown color and a somewhat course texture, as well as a wonderful aroma. It’s a natural bug repellent as well. Include it as a perfect finish to your landscape project.

Wood Chips

A basic utility landscaping mulch, medium-sized wood chips are often used for pathways in wooded settings. You can also use them for play areas where a larger, courser chip is desired.

Western Bark Nuggets (Large / App. 3")

This traditional, long-lasting hardwood mulch is imported from Idaho and available only in bulk. While you may invest a little more up front for the nuggets, their return will reward you for years.

Bark Nuggets (Medium / App. 1-2")

This traditional, long-lasting hardwood mulch is imported from Idaho and available only in bulk. While you may invest a little more up front for the nuggets, their return will reward you for years.

Play Mat

Ensure your children’s safety by installing only the best material under play equipment. Made of uniform hardwood chips, Play Mat meets the Consumer Safety Commission Guidelines for playground surfaces. It also allows for wheelchair access.

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