Welcome to Eco Pro Mulch’s FAQs page! Here, you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions related to our mulch delivery and installation services. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for here in our FAQs, we encourage you to call our office at (919) 669-3350 or contact us today for assistance from our friendly experts! Click on a question below to read our answer.

What type of grass seed should I use in my lawn?

The proper grass for your lawn depends on a variety of things:
  • The amount of sun and shade your lawn receives
  • Whether you have cool-season grasses or warm-season grasses
  • The amount of care and maintenance available
Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss our recommendation based on your particular situation.

How does the compost seeding application work?

The compost will be installed the same way the mulch is blown in. We have several different compost products available, as well as topsoil and soil blends. We are able to blow many different soils with our truck depending on needs of the customer. The seed is either incorporated into the compost with the seeder on the truck, or it is applied by a spreader afterward. The compost allows for a nice, rich seed bed full of the nutrients needed for proper germination.

What type of mulch do you recommend for a playground?

We offer a product called Soft One Playground Cushion. This material is an engineered shredded wood fiber and is certified for playground use. This product is available for delivery and blower truck installation.

How will the mulch be installed?

Eco Pro Mulch uses a patented blower system on all of our trucks. The mulch will be blown through a hose onto the intended areas making the mulch extremely even and giving it a smooth appearance. This allows for minimal disruption to surrounding areas as well. After installation, our crew cleans up, and the customer is left with fresh mulch and clean edges with zero mess.

How do I know how much mulch I will need?

Take measurements of the areas that will need to be mulched. Determine an average length and width of the area in feet. Next, figure out how deep you would like the mulch to be installed in inches. Enter the information into our online Mulch Calculator and that should give you a pretty good idea of how much material will be needed. Feel free to call us with measurements or questions so that we can help you get an accurate estimate for the amount of mulch required. A mulch layer of 3 inches is recommended to provide good coverage. If you already have existing mulch, that should be taken into consideration when determining how much you will need.

Is there anything that needs to be done prior to the mulch being installed?

Mulch areas should be cleared of all weeds, leaves, and grass prior to our installation team arriving.

How often should I mulch?

We recommend mulching at least once a year.

Which mulch should I use?

Eco Pro Mulch has a wide variety of barks and mulches available. As most wood and bark mulch materials provide approximately the same benefits, so the decision on which material to use is primarily based on personal aesthetic preference and cost.

Why should I use mulch in my landscape?

There are many good reasons to mulch. Mulch serves many useful functions, as it is very beneficial to your plants and soil. A good layer of mulch will reduce evaporation from the soil, improve the penetration of water, help control the fluctuation of soil temperatures protecting plants from the damage of extremely cold temperatures, add nutrients to the soil as the mulch decomposes, and discourage the growth of weeds. In addition to all of the benefits just listed, mulch is very attractive in a landscape. As you can see, there are lots of good reasons to mulch!

Eco Pro Mulch is here to meet all of your mulch, soil, and compost delivery and installation needs! Browse our site to learn more about our services and products, or call us today at (919) 669-3350 to start your next project!

Eco Pro Mulch & Erosion Control is a family-owned and operated business serving the mulch, soil, and compost needs of the greater Triangle area including Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Durham, and Chapel Hill.