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It's time once again for the $10 per-cubic-yard mulch deal from the one-and-only Living Earth.
For the first time in years, we won't be doing a GardenLine appearance as part of it. But the deal is the deal as it's always been, and it's good at all 12 Houston-area Living Earth locations.
As always, "my name equals cheap mulch." I'm still not sure that's the best marketing slogan, but if you mention my name or GardenLine at Living Earth this Saturday, you can get shredded hardwood mulch in bulk for just $10 a cubic yard. That, my friend, is a really good deal. And this is one of the best times of year to add mulch to your landscape.
You might assume there's a limit, and there is - 10 cubic yards. To put that in perspective, though, most pickup trucks can hold just under two cubic yards, and most trailers can carry up to five. So, the limit is really meaningless if you're willing to make multiple trips.
Here's the math to prove how good the deal is: 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. If you need more than 20 bags, and you get two cubic yards for $20, 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!!
Although there's no GardenLine appearance this weekend, keep an eye on this blog for details on what is likely to be the very last one of the season on Nov. 2 at The Calendar Garden in Magnolia