Garden stores sell mulch, fertilizer, and compost throughout the spring and summer for customers to make their landscapes thrive and produce beautiful flowers, tall trees, and healthy plants. Topsoil must maintain a certain level of moisture so plants stay healthy once the weather warms up. Mulch and compost typically need to be applied annually, while fertilizer may need a more frequent cycle.
Tree stump, cedar, pine needles, and wood chips are a few organic mulches available at garden stores. Stones, gravel, and rubber are also available for walkways, gardens, and playgrounds. Garden stores offer mulch that is enriched with nutrients to promote healthy growth. Double grind and colored mulch are also available to choose from at many locations.
Employees at garden stores often have taken agriculture courses or have grown up enjoying the hobby, and have learned over the years about the different types of mulches. Employees are available to help customers determine how much mulch, fertilizer, or compost they need for the size of their landscape.
Garden stores have a wide range of supplies gardeners need. They help customers buy the plants, flowers, and vegetable seeds that are best suited to the type of soil and environment the area has. Once the garden has been made, customers are able to visit the store and choose bark, pine needles, rubber, or cedar mulch to load up in their vehicle to take home. Some stores may have the option of delivering large quantity of bark, wood chips, or gravel bags to the customer's home if they pay an additional fee.