April 6, 2018
The village is now accepting mulch delivery orders. Mulch is also available for free pick-up at the Engineering and Public Works Department located at 714 S. Plum Grove Rd.
The village is making changes to its mulch program to improve the efficiency of scheduling and deliveries made to residents. All residents requesting mulch delivery will be required to prepay before their delivery can be scheduled. The cost of mulch is $50 per 3-cubic-yard load.
Payment can be made one of two ways:
Limited quantities of mulch are available. The resident will be provided with delivery dates to select from.
Priority of delivery will go by the date of delivery. WebPay orders will take priority over orders that are paid in person. If mulch runs out before a delivery can be made, the resident will receive a refund. For questions regarding mulch delivery, dial 311.
Mulch placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions in plant beds and tree rings is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of plants and trees. Mulch reduces water loss from the soil, minimizes weeds, and improves soil structure. Mulch also provides a finishing touch to a landscape.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch placed 3-4 inches from the tree trunk or shrub can provide the following benefits;
Caution: Mulch will draw nitrogen from the soil. Using nitrogen-rich fertilizer prior to covering the area with mulch will offset the effect. Some soils are too rich with nitrogen and using mulch helps to reduce it to a recommended level.
Too much mulch can be harmful for plants and trees. Mulch layers greater than four inches in plant beds or mulch piled up on the trunk of trees can cause root rot and promotes insect and disease problems. The over mulching of trees is often referred to as a “mulch volcano.”
Too much mulch is not beneficial and can lead to the following problems;
Mulches are available in inorganic and organic materials. Inorganic mulches do not decompose and do not require replacement annually. Organic mulches decompose and often require annual replacement or top dressings to keep the desired appearance. If you are seeking the true benefits of mulch, then you want to choose organic mulch that will provide moisture retention and improved soil structure. Most inorganic mulches do not provide the benefits that organic mulches provide.
|Organic Mulches||Inorganic Mulches|
|Hardwood/Softwood Bark||Lava Rocks|
|Cocoa Hulls||Recycled Rubber Products|
|Leaves/Compost Mixtures||Synthetic Fibers|