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You can get mulch for just $10 per cubic yard mulch at all 12 Living Earth locations this Saturday, including their newest location in Katy.
But it's their second newest location — on South Beltway 8, between Cullen and Telephone — where I will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., feeding you lunch and giving away free stuff like Lemmonhead shirts and natural insecticides.
The first question three of my friends asked the other day when I told them about this great deal was, "Is there a limit?" I told them no, because I know they don't own dump trucks. But, as long as you're willing to make multiple trips with your truck or trailer, you can get as many loads as you want this Saturday.
I don't know of anyone yet who has challenged them with the dump truck angle — I'm confident the typical limit for most people will be about 10 cubic yards. To put that in perspective, most pickup trucks can carry just less than two cubic yards, and most trailers can carry up to five. So, that's why I say the limit is meaningless, if you're willing to make multiple trips. But, you DO have to mention my name or GardenLine to get the special price.
And just how good is this deal? Well, one cubic yard is roughly 27 cubic feet. The average bag of mulch contains 2-3 cubic feet. So, you'll get the equivalent of 9-12 bags of mulch for only $10 bucks. (These are rough numbers ... no math critics, please.) If you need more than 20 bags of mulch, and you get two cubic yards for $20 this Saturday, you'll save around 40 smackers! You can usually get 3-4 bags of mulch for $10-$12 at this time of year, and you would need 20 bags or more to equal two cubic yards. So, it's not just a good deal, it's a GREAT DEAL! But it's for one day only!!
So, why should you choose the South Beltway location to grab the deal between 11 and 1? I'll be there with the KTRH promotions staff, and that means lots of goodies to give away just for coming by our tent. And, yes, there will be free food! Living Earth is famous for their homemade sausage on a stick, served along with free soft drinks and chips. And to coincide with their big mulch bargain, I will have my new book for sale at just $10 if you buy two or more. (A single copy is $15.) Please bring cash or check - I don't have the ability to process debit/credit cards.
Finally, I want to leave you with a few links to remind you about my philosophies on mulch. Please take time to read all of them, especially if you're new to GardenLine or my blog. If you just read three, I think you will be well informed about the kinds of mulch to use and which ones to avoid at all costs.
Never Use Rubber Mulch in Landscapes
The 10 Commandments of Mulch
Fun With Mulch
Mulch Madness II