Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2016 Truck Load of New Mulch for Peonies

I was happily surprised to get a call last week while I was at work asking if I still needed a truck load of mulch. I had been worrying about getting some ever since the last guy I knew who would bring me free mulch had his phone number disconnected. I had called around to several tree service companies inquiring about free wood chips a couple weeks ago, but I hadn't heard anything yet. So I was very grateful when I got this call. The tree service man kept asking me was I sure I needed a whole truck load? Each time I replied Yes! I told him I was away, but he was more than welcome to leave it at the end of my driveway. So on Friday when I got home from work, I found this beautiful, very large pile of mulch in my driveway. Now I can keep the weeds at bay around my peonies while gradually adding valuable organic matter to the soil over time. :-)


  1. I've heard of people getting mulch that way but never actually saw any delivered! That's wonderful! I'm calling tree services myself this spring, congratulations on your haul!

    1. Liz,

      Yes, I can't even count the number of truckloads I've gotten ever since I've discovered this. The reason I did is because they were "dumping" the mulch on the edge of the woods behind my neighborhood, and I asked them to "dummp" some at my house instead! Sometimes there are sticks in the wood chips that you have to pick out, but for that much free mulch, it is worth it to me!